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Box Office Report for the Week - 29 Dec 2012
  ´Dabangg 2´ Hits A Century In A Week; ´Khiladi 786´ Is Above Average ; ´Talaash´ Semi-Hit
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It is an open week with just `2 Nights In Soul Valley` listed for limited release. The reason is obvious, `Dabangg 2` continues to be a major force, even in the second week!

 Dabangg 2  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India 102.50 crore ; UK£342,000 ; US$1,019,200  Total Earnings: India 102.50 crore ; UK£342,000 ; US$1,019,200
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Arbaaz Khan  Producer: Arbaaz Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics:
 Starring: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj, Arbaaz Khan, Vinod Khanna
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience:
Coming to Arbaaz Khan Production’s `Dabangg 2`, the film has embarked on a huge start, with two records, best opening day (non-holiday) and best 3-day weekend already shattered by big margins. As per early reports the film has netted around 102.50 crore during the opening week. With the weekdays being rock steady (with Christmas holiday boosting collections further), `Dabangg 2` is on way to a blockbuster success. The Salman-Sonakshi starrer has also embarked on a good start in the Overseas.


 Khiladi 786  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 17.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 65 crore ; UK £211,000 ; US$ 380,000
Moving on, Ashish R. Mohan’s `Khiladi 786` saw a big fall in the second week (but was steady in the mid range). The Akshay-Asin starrer though has disappointed (better in US) in the Overseas

 Talaash (New)  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India 8.70 crore ; UK£17,000 ; US$ 21,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 90 crore ; UK£839,500 ; US$ 2,706,500
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Reema Kagti  Producer: Aamir Khan Productions
 Music: Ram Sampath  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Nawazzudin
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile the Reema Kagti directed `Talaash` saw a reasonably steady week at the multiplexes. The Aamir, Rani, Kareena and Nawaz starrer is a super hit in the Overseas grossing more than $8 m (bumper in US).

 Jab Tak Hai Jaan  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 117 crore ; UK£1,605,000 ; US$3,405,200
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Yash Chopra  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out late Yash Chopra’s Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer, `Jab Tak Hai Jaan`, the film is ending its successful. The film is an Overseas blockbuster grossing more than $12.80.

 Son Of Sardaar  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 100.60 crore ; UK£333,300 ; US$713,754
Concluding with Viacom 18 Motion Pictures’ Sanjay, Ajay and Sonakshi starrer, `Son Of Sardaar`, the film is also ending a successful run. `Son Of Sardaar` is fair in the Overseas, with US being better.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´The Shaukeens´ Disappoints ; ´Happy New Year´ Is A Superhit
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
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