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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Apr 2014
  Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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The premium release of the week, Sajid Nadiadwala and Karan Johar’s `2 States`, was off to an expected good start, more so at the multiplexes. The opening weekend saw `2 States` netting 37 crore from India. Even in the Overseas, the film based on Chetan Bhagat`s paperback clocked in excess of $1m from the US.

 Bhoothnath Returns  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30 crore ; UK£62,000 ; US $88,000
Meanwhile at 71 years of age, megastar Amitabh Bachchan pulled `Bhoothnath Returns`, the sequel to his `Bhoothnath`, to success!

 Main Tera Hero  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50 crore
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
 Music: Sajid-Waid  Lyrics: Kausar Munir, Kumaar, Danish Sabri
 Starring: Varun Dhawan, Ileana DCruz, Nargis Fakhri, Anupam Kher, Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh, Evelyn Sharma, Arunoday Singh, Rajpal Yadav, Shireesh Sharma
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
After a good to decent opening week (38 crore), David Dhawan’s Varun, Nargis and Ileana starrer, `Main Tera Hero`, could not maintain the momentum in during the second week, though it eventually ended up as a semi-hit.

 Jal  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week week as `Main Tera Hero`, Girish Malik’s Mukul, Purab, Tannishtha and Kirti starrer, `Jal` , failed at the ticket window.

 Youngistan  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: 15 crore
From the bunched releases, Shilpa Shetty`s `Dishkiyaoon`, Alvira- Atul venture `O Teri` and the Syed Ahmad Afzal directed `Youngistan`, it was just the last mentioned venture which got some patronage.

 Ragini MMS 2  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45 crore
 Director: Bhushan Patel  Producer: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor
 Music: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Meet Bros Anjjan, Pranay Rijia, Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Kumaar, Manoj Yadav, Ustad Bhagdarh Ali Khan
 Starring: Sunny Leone, Parvin Dabas, Sandhya Mridul,Divya Dutta, Saahil Prem, Karan Mehra
 Genre: Horror, Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
After a reasonably good opening week, Sunny Leone’s `Ragini MMS-2` fell heavily, but not before achieving a semi-hit status.

 Queen  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 63 crore ; UK£203,000 ; US$1,385,500
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 404 unique users): 5.13
 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
Concluding with Vikas Bahl’s Kangana-Rajkumar starrer, `Queen`, the film is the first super hit of 2014. `Queen has also done exceptionally (especially US) in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 72 crore for SRK's 'Fan' ; 'The Jungle Book' Is Super Hit ; 'Ki & Ka' Succeeds!
 • 'Rocky Handsome' Is Decent ; 'Kapoor & Sons' Succeeds' ; 'Neerja' Is Superhit!
 • 'Neerja' Scores ; 'Airlift' Is Superhit ; ' Sanam Re' Succeeds!
 • 'Bajirao Mastani' Closing In On 'Dilwale' ; 'Hate Story 3' Is A Clean Hit!
 • Stupendous Start For 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' ; 'Shandaar' Fails ; 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' Is A Superhit!
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