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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 Jun 2014
  ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
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This Friday’s new release, Mohit Suri’s Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra starrer, `Ek Villain`, is all set to open to a good response, banking on a popular sound track and good promotion.

 Humshakals  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
As is always the case with Sajid Khan films (barring a `Himmatwala`), once again the critics have been ignored by the cinema audience, resulting in a good 38-39 crore (to be validated) opening weekend for his latest, `Humshakals`. The Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Chunky Pandey, Ram Kapoor and Tamannah Bhatia starrer, `Humshakals`, has also grossed $2m during the opening weekend from the Overseas.

 Fugly  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crore
Last week`s Akshay Kumar’s (Grazing Goat Pictures) Kabir Sadanand directed `Fugly`, managed a reasonable opening week, and should scrape to safety after accounting for non-theatrical rights.

 Multiple Releases  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other releases of the same week as `Fugly`, namely the Deepak Dobriyal starrer `Chal Bhaag`, Zafar Shah’s `Unforgettable` and Swara Bhaskar’s paranormal thriller `Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai` are all washouts.

 Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.32 crore; US$50,000 ; UK£20,000  Total Earnings: India Rs. 100 crore ; US$820,000 ; UK £235,000K
Meanwhile Vipul Shah’s A. R. Murugadoss directed Akshay-Sonakshi starrer, `Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty` , moved from strength-to-strength, as the days progressed. After a good opening week (68 crore), the film saw a rock steady second one! `Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty` has also done well in the Overseas grossing $3.75m.

 Heropanti  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50.50 crore
Concluding with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Sabbir Khan directed Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon and Sandeepa Dhar starrer,`Heropanti`, the film ends up as semi-hit.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Stupendous Start For 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' ; 'Shandaar' Fails ; 'Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2' Is A Superhit!
 • Good Weekend For "Singh Is Bliing"; "Talvar" Impresses ; "Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon" Is A Hit ; "Katti Batti" & "Hero" Fail!
 • Good Weekend For "Singh Is Bliing"; "Talvar" Impresses ; "Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon" Is A Hit ; "Katti Batti" & "Hero" Fail!
 • Great Start For "Welcome Back"; "Phantom" Strikes ; "Brothers" Scrapes Through ; "Manjhi" Surprises!
 • Blockbuster ´Bajrangi Bhaijaan´ Set To Cross 300 crore; ´Bahubali´ Is The Biggest Regional Dubbed Hit!
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