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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 May 2014
  ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
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This Friday`s new release, the Tiger Shroff, Kirti Sanon and Sandeepa Dhar starrer, `Heropanti`, is expected to emabark on an impressive start. In fact, chances are that Tiger will be the next big thing to hit Bollywood. Having said that `Heropanti` will have to contend with mega star Rajnikanth`s `Kochidayiiaan` (2D & 3D animation), which releases on the same date.

 The Xpose  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 71 unique users): 6.24
 Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan  Producer: Vipin Reshammiya
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer, Kumaar, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Irrfan Khan, Zoya Afroz, Sonali Raut, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Adil Hussain, Ananth Narayan MahadevanRajesh Sharma
 Genre: Social, Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
This week’s new releases, Himesh-Yo Yo’s, `The Xpose`, saw a dull start but witnessed a noticeable pick up during the latter shows. What augurs well for the film is the reasonable 15 crore all involved cost, the recovery (at least!) of which should not be a problem.


 Hawaa Hawaai  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore
From the older releases, EROS International and Amole Gupte`s `Hawaa Hawaai` managed to impress the target audience at select multiplexes.

 Mastram  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore
The other release of the week, `Mastram`, the shoestring budgeted biopic (fictional) of Hindi`s first porn writer, saw a surprisingly reasonable performance.

 Revolver Rani  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.10.50 crore
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 26 unique users): 3.94
 Director: Sai Kabir  Producer: Raju Chadha, Rajiv Malhotra, Nitin Tej Ahuja, Tigmanshu Dhulia
 Music: Sanjeev Srivastava  Lyrics: Shaheen Iqbal, Puneet Sharma
 Starring: Kangna Ranaut, Vir Das, Piyush Mishra, Zakir Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Pankaj Saraswat, Zeishan Quadri
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile after a decent first week Kangana Ranaut`s `Revolver Rani` crashed in the second.

 2 States  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India 5.50 crore ;  Total Earnings: India 100.50 crore; UK £500,000 ; US$2,162,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 33 unique users): 5.92
 Director: Abhishek Verman  Producer: Karan Johar Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ronit Roy, Amrita Singh, Revathy, Shiv Kumar Subramaniam
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Concluding with Arjun-Alia’s 2 STATES, the film crossed 100 crore mark and is likely to add a couple of crores more to its kitty. The film has also impressed in the overseas grossing $5m.

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!
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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