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Box Office Report for the Week - 22 Mar 2014
  Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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As expected it was Alt Entertainment and Balaji Motion Pictures’ Sunny Leone starrer, `Raagini MMS -2`, which led the show from amongst this week’s multiple releases. Though the core audience which had thronged the cinemas expecting a mixture of horror and sex found the latter missing.

From the other releases, it was just the Sharman Joshi starrer `Gangs Of Ghost` which started on a somewhat sombre note, but picked up noticeably thanks to the clean entertaining content and a novel theme; a comedy film about ghosts!

 Bewakoofiyaan  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 13 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 13 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 15 unique users): 3.53
 Director: Nupur Ashtana  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Raghu Dixit, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt, Habib Faisal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Rochak Kohli
 Starring: Ayushmann Khurrana, Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Yash Raj Films’ Sonam-Ayushman starrer, `Bewakoofiyaan`, turned out to be film that appealed neither to the masses nor the classes. Having said that the Nupur Asthana directed 22 crore (all inclusive cost) venture, will be a profitable venture for the makers who are also the worldwide distributors and hold all the non-theatrical rights as well.


 Queen  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 37 crore ; UK £78,000 ; US$530,0000
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 72 unique users): 7.76
 Director: Vikas Bahl  Producer: Anurag Kashyap Vikramaditya Motwane
 Music: Ankit Trivedi  Lyrics: Anvita Dutta
 Starring: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Lisa Haydon, Mish Boyko, Guithob Joseph, Jeffrey Chee Eng Ho
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The star of the year (as per the critics as well as the audience), the Kangana Ranaut and Rajkumar Rao starrer, `Queen`, returned almost identical figures in the second week as the first. Given the great Overseas run (read US)the low budgeted `Queen` will end up as biggest hit of the first quarter of 2014

 Gulaab Gang  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15 crore
Though the Madhuri-Juhi starrer, `Gulaab Gang`, saw a decent opening weekend it failed to capitalize on it during the coming days. The Anubhav Sinha produced film will have to depend on non-theatrical rights for breaking even.

 Total Siyapaa  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crore
The third release of the same week, the Ali Zafar and Yami Gautam starrer, `Total Siyapaa, saw a poor performance

 Shaadi Ke Side Effects  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40 crore ; UK£276,000 ; US$935,000
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 12 unique users): 3.75
 Director: Saket Chaudhary  Producer: Pritesh Nandy and Balaji Motion Pictures
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Swanand Kirkire, Mayur Puri, Ankur Tiwari
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Vidya Balan, Ram Kapoor and Vir Das
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding with the Vidya-Farhan starrer, `Shaadi Ke Side/Effects`, the film crashed after a decent first week. Given the good Overseas run (especially US), the film is a success for all concerned.

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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