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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Sep 2013
  ´Phata Poster ..´ To Impress ; ´Grand Masti´ Is A Hit ; ´Shuddh Desi Romance´ & ´Madras Cafe´Succeed
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The front runner of this Friday is expected to be the Shahid-Illeana starrer, `Phata Poster Nikhla Hero`. Having said that due to a huge prestige factor associated with it, the Irrfan-Nawazuddin starrer `Lunch Box` too will fare quite well at good multiplexes.

 Grand Masti  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£80,000 ; $223,000  Total Earnings: UK£80,000 ; $223,000
The clear winner of last week (against all odds) was Indra Kumar’s next in the `Masti` series, `Grand Masti`. Defying bad press and reviews, the Vivek, Ritesh and Aftab starrer, `Grand Masti`, saw a phenomenal opening weekend (given the cost and cast) netting 40 crore. The film looks set for a 65 crore plus week, which means at least a super hit, if not more in the long run! `Grand Masti` has also done well in the Overseas.


 John Day & Horror Story  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other two releases of the same week, the Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda starrer `John Day` and Vikram Bhatt’s `Horror Story`, have failed to enthuse the audience and have more or less been rejected.

 Zanjeer (2013)  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 15 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15 crore
 PB Rating: 1.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Apoorva Lakhia  Producer: Puneet Prakash Mehra, Sumeet Prakash Mehra
 Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Manoj Yadav
 Starring: Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Raj, Mahie Gill, Atul Kulkarni
 Genre: Action, Comedy, Romantic, Suspense, Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile the Priyanka Chopra and Ram Charan Teja starrer, Apoorva Lakhia’s `Zanjeer` is a trade disaster.

 Shuddh Desi Romance  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 35.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 35.50 crore ; UK £102,500 ; US$561,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 406 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Maneesh Sharma  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Sachn Sanghvi, Jigar Saraiya  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Parineeti Chopra, Sushant Singh Rajput, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
 Genre: Comedy, Romantic, Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other release of the week, Yash Raj Films` 25 crore (release cost), `Shuddh Desi Romance`, has succeeded at the ticket window. The film has also done well in the Overseas.

 Satyagraha  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 59 crore ; UK£ 229,200 ; US$724,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 402 unique users): 5.19
 Director: Prakash Jha  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur, Prakash Jha
 Music: Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant, Indian Ocean, Anjjan Meet, Aadesh Shrivastava  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Vipin Sharma, Indraneil Sengupta
 Genre: Emotional, Social, Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on, Prakash Jha’s Amitabh, Ajay, Kareena, Arjun, Manoj and Amrita starrer, `Satyagraha`, fell badly in the second week and will have to rely on non-theatrical rights for recovery. The film has done fairly in the Overseas.

 Madras Cafe  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44.50 crore ; US $500,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shoojit Sircar  Producer: Ronnie Lahiri, John Abraham, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Manoj Tapadia, Ali Hayat Rizvi, Zeb
 Starring: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, Siddhartha Basu, Prakash Belawadi, Ajay Ratnam
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Shoojit Sircar’s John Abraham starrer, `Madras Cafe`, managed to add some more to its kitty, mainly from good multiplexes. The film has also done well in the overseas, despite not being allowed to release in UK.

 Chennai Express  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 216.25 crore ; UK£2,164,000 ; US$5,266,300
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.09
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Gauri Khan, Karim Morani, Ronnie Screwvala, Siddharth Roy Kapur
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Priyamani(Item Number)
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with Rohit Shetty’s Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, `Chennai Express`, the film is at the end of its phenomenal run, having surpassed the best ever total for a Hindi film, that of Aamir Khan`s `3 Idiots` (202 crore). `Chennai Express` is also an Overseas blockbuster.

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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