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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Feb 2013
  ´Murder 3´ & ´JBKLS´ Disappoint ; ´Special 26´ & ´ABCD´ Impress ; ´Race 2´ Is A Hit
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This week saw the release of Vishesh Films’ next in the `Murder` franchise, `Murder 3`, and Tips Music Films` `Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story`.

The two releases were never expected to set the box-office on fire, but the below par opening was somewhat of a letdown. While the Randeep-Aditi starrer `Murder 3` managed an opening in the range of 25-45 percent, Vivek-Neha`s `Jayanta Bhai Ki Luv Story` was lower at 15-30 percent (both on an all India average). However, all is not lost and both the films have a chance to improve during the weekend.

 Special 26  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 40 crore ; UK£107,500 ; US$ 462,300  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40 crore ; UK£107,500 ; US$ 462,300
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Neeraj Pandey  Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
 Music: M.M. Kreem  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpai, Anupam Kher Divya Dutta
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Neeraj Pandey directed Akshay Kumar starrer, `Special 26`, saw rock steady weekdays and ended the first week netting 40 crore from India. The film was also received quite well on the second Friday. The film though has not fared well in the Overseas but has done well in the US.


 ABCD - Any Body Can Dance  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 26.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.50 crore
The other release of the same week, Prabhudheva’s `ABCD - Any Body Can Dance`, also put up a spirited performance netting 26.50 crore during the first week from India.

 Vishwaroop  Verdict: Below Aveage
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Kamal Hasan  Producer: Kamal Hasan
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics:
 Starring: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Jaideep Ahlawat
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out Kamal Haasan’s `Vishwaroop`(Hindi) the film saw a decent run for a dubbed film.

 David  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore
 Director: Bejoy Nambiar  Producer: Bejoy Nambiar
 Music: Modern Mafia, Bramfatura,Prashant Pillai,Remo Fernandes,Anirudh etc  Lyrics: Various
 Starring: Vikram, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vinay Virmani, Tabu, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Bejoy Nambiar’s `David` could not capitalize on the pre-release hype and has failed.

 Race 2  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.75 crore ; UK £ 47,750 ; US$ 82,000  Total Earnings: India 94.75 crore ; UK£823,700 ; US$1,525,000
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Ramesh S. Taurani Ronnie Screwvala Siddharth Roy Kapur
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ameesha Patel
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with Abbas-Mustan’s `Race 2`, after a good opening week, the film fell heavily but held well at good cinemas. The Anil, Saif, John, Deepika and Jacqueline starrer, `Race 2`, is a clean hit. `Race 2` has also done very well in the Overseas grossing $6m plus.

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 • ´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!
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