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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 May 2013
  ´Aurangzeb´ Is Dull ; 20 Crore For ´Go Goa Gone´ ; ´Shootout´ Is Decent ; ´Aashiqui 2´ Is A Blockbuster!
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This week saw the release of YRF’s `Aurangzeb` and the Amit Kasaria directed `I Don`t Luv U`. Given the hype and promotion, the Rishi Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Prithviraj, Swara Bhaskar and Sasheh Agha starrer. Aurangzeb`, was expected to open well but that was not to be. The film started with 20-25 percent occupancy (on an all India basis). The other release of the week, the Ruslaan Mumtaz and Chetna Pandey starrer, `I Don`t Luv U`, was worse with below 10 percent opening.

 Go Goa Gone  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£48,000 ; US$170,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore ; UK£48,000 ; US$170,000
 Director: Krishna DK, Raj Nidhimoru  Producer: Saif Ali Khan, Dinesh Vijan, Sunil A Lulla
 Music: Sachin-Jigar  Lyrics: Priya Panchal, Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Vir Das, Puja Gupta, Anand Tiwari
 Genre: Comedy, Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
The Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK’s zom-com, `Go Goa Gone`, saw a decent weekend and steady weekday collections(though at mid-end). Given the very reasonable 9-10 crore budget, `Go Goa Gone` is all set to be a plus fare. The film though has disappointed in the Overseas.


 Gippi  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crore
The other release of the same week, Karan Johar’s `Gippi` did not manage to translate the critical appreciation into numbers, but will tide over thanks to the low budget.

 Shootout At Wadala  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 42 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 42 crore ; UK£150,000 ; US$339,000
 Director: Sanjay Gupta  Producer: Ekta Kapoor Shobha Kapoor Anuradha Gupta Sanjay Gupta
 Music: Anu Malik , Anand Raj Anand , Mustafa Zahid , Adnan Sami , Meet Bros Anjjan  Lyrics:
 Starring: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Tusshar Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Manoj Bajpai, Ronit Roy
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
After a healthy weekend Sanjay Gupta’s `Shootout At Wadala` maintained decently during the weekdays (in Mumbai-Maharashtra, Nizam and CP). The film will have to show a reasonable second week to be considered a safe bet, due to the high involved costs. `Shootout At Wadala` is alright in the Overseas.

 Bombay Talkies  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.25 crore
 Director: Anurag Kashyap Dibakar Banerjee Zoya Akhtar Karan Johar  Producer: Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Katrina Kaif, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sadashiv Amrapurkar Saqib Saleem Aamir Khan Ranbir Kapoor
 Genre:  Recommended Audience:
Meanwhile Viacom 18’s `Bombay Talkies` saw a decent run (despite a limited release). `Bombay Talkies` will surely be a plus fare once it releases in the overseas, more so due the critical acclaim as also the very reasonable 6 crore budget.

 Aashiqui 2  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 53 crore
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 404 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Mukesh Bhatt, Krishan Kumar
 Music: Mithoon,Jeet Ganguly, Ankit Tiwari  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Sanjay Masoom and Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The winner of May is undoubtedly T-Series and Vishesh Films’ `Aashiqui2`, which after a great opening week saw a rock steady second week. Given the 9 crore budget, `Aashiqui2` is a blockbuster, the first of the 2013.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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