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Box Office Report for the Week - 22 Feb 2014
  ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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Imtiaz Ali’s Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt starrer, `Highway` did not quite impress at the turnstile. Still the above average start at many multiplexes can be termed as decent. The single screens though are a matter of concern, given the ordinary opening. Having said that, there was a marked improvement in the collections during the latter shows, and if the trend continues through the weekend (hopefully), it will auger well for `Highway`.

 Gunday  Verdict: Sem-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 62 crore ; UK£207,000 ; US$552,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 62 crore ; UK£207,000 ; US$552,000
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 416 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Ali Abbas Zafar  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Sohail Sen  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Ali Abbas Zafar, Bappi Lahiri, Gautam Susmit
 Starring: Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Sushant Singh
 Genre: Action, Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile, last Friday’s major release, the Ali Abbas Zafar directed Priyanka, Irrfan, Ranveer and Arjun starrer `Gunday` saw a good first week. Given the decent second weekend trend, Yash Raj Films` `Gunday` is all set to be at least a semi-hit, if not more, as the makers are also the worldwide distributors, and they have already recovered more than 60 percent of their investment through the non-theatrical rights. The film has also done quite well in the Overseas $2.20m during the opening weekend itself.


 Hasee Toh Phasee  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK£326 ; US$2,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34 crore ; UK£132,000 ; US$550,000
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 425 unique users): 5.2
 Director: Vinil Mathew  Producer: Karan Johar, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kumaar
 Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Parineeti Chopra, Adah Sharma, Sharat Saxena, Manoj Joshi, Sameer Khakkar, Neena Kulkarni
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile after a decent first week (27 crore) Karan Johar’s Sidharth, Adah and Parineeti starrer, `Hasee Toh Phasee`, crashed in the second week. The film has done well in the Overseas grossing $1.8m.

 Heartless  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
The other major release of the same week, the Shekhar Suman directed Adhyayan Suman starrer, `Heartless`, is a washout.

 One By Two  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 crore
Checking out Abhay Deol`s `One By Two`, the film is a trade disaster.

 Jai Ho  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 108 crore ; UK£460,000 ; US$1,257,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.09
 Director: Sohail Khan  Producer: Sohail Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics:
 Starring: Salman Khan, Tabu, Daisy Shah
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with the Sohail Khan directed Salman Khan starrer, `Jai Ho`, the film has ended its not so great run (as far as Salman Khan films are concerned), barring Gujarat-Saurashtra. `Jai Ho` has done very well in the Overseas grossing $5.5m.

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 • ´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!
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