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Box Office Report for the Week - 16 Mar 2013
  ´Aatma´ To Impress ; ´Jolly L.L. B.´ Overtakes ´Maruti´ ; ´Saheb ..´ , ´Kai Po Che!´ & ´Special 26´ Score ; ´ The Attacks Of 26/11´ Fail!
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The coming Friday will see the release of the Suparn Verma directed `Aatma` and Vashu Bhagnani`s `Rangrezz`. Given the reputation of the lead pair, Bipasha Basu and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and the superb promos, `Aatma` is all set to dominate the Jackky Bhagnani starrer `Rangrezz`.

 Mere Dad Ki Maruti  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Y-Films’ `Mere Dad Ki Maruti` saw a dull start and could not improve much over the next days.


 Jolly L.L.B.  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Even Subhash Kapoor`s Arshad, Amrita and Boman starrer`, Jolly L.L.B.`, saw a dull to slow start, but picked up quite well from the latter half of the first day itself and improved further on the following days.

 3G  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Sheershak Anand, Shantanu Ray Chhibber  Producer: Sunil A Lulla Viki Rajani
 Music: Mithoon  Lyrics: Shellee , Mithoon , Sonu Kakkar
 Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Sonal Chauhan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The third release of the same week, the Neil Nitin Mukesh and Sonal Chauhan starrer, `3G`, saw a poor start and has little or no chances at the box-office.

 Sahrb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore
The Tigmanshu Dhulia directed, `Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns`, the follow up to the director`s successful `Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster`, saw a decent weekend with steady weekdays and is all set to succeed.

 The Attacks Of 26/11  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.15 crore ; US$224,000
Meanwhile Ram Gopal Verma`s `The Attacks Of 26/11` looked like the film which would mark the return of the once reputed director, but that was not to be as film failed (barring to an extent Mumbai-Maharashtra).

 I Me Aur Main  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore
 Director: Kapil Sharma  Producer: Goldie Behl, Shrishti Behl Arya
 Music: Falak Shabir, Sachin-Jigar, Gourav Dasgupta, Raghav Sachar  Lyrics:
 Starring: John Abraham, Prachi Desai, Chitrangada Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
The other release of the same week as `The Attacks Of 26/11`, the John Abraham, Prachi Desai and Chitrangada Singh starrer, `I,Me Aur Main`, turned out to be a damp squib.

 Kai Po Che!  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore ; UK£ 10,600 ; US$ 95,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44 crore ; UK£188,000 ; US$ 1,014,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhishek Kapoor  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Raj Kumar Yadav, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: General
In the mean time Abhishek Kapoor`s `Kai Po Che!` continued its dream run, both in India and US, and turns out to be a clean success, based on the worldwide run. The film has grossed a creditable $2.25m in the Overseas.

 Special 26  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 67.25 crore ; UK£240,000 ; US$1,065,000
 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
Concuding with Neeraj Pandey`s Akshay, Paresh and Manoj starrer, `Special 26`, the film continued to do well at good multiplexes. `Special 26` has grossed $2.95m in the Overseas, with US being the best.

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