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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Jul 2014
  Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
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This Friday’s mega release, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Salman, Jacqueline, Nawazuddin and Randeep starrer, `Kick`, expectedly embarked on a great start across most of India. What is surprising is that despite the dull pre-Eid days, audience turned out in hordes to watch the film, and one can only imagine what the collections will be once Eid sets in.

 Hate Story 2  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24 crore
From last Friday’s multiple releases, which also included Vir Das`s `Amit Sahni Ki List` and Dipannita Sharma`s `Pizza (3D)it was just Bhushan Kumar’s `Hate Story 2` that achieved success.

 Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 72 crore ; UK £130,000 ; US$730,000
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shashank Khaitan  Producer: Karan Johar
 Music: Toshi Sabri, Sachin Jigar  Lyrics:
 Starring: Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Ashutosh Rana, Siddharth Shukla
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
After a good first week (52 crore) Dharma Productions’ Varun-Alia starrer, `Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania`, maintained very well in the second and is a clean hit.

 Bobby Jasoos  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crore
Despite steady weekdays Vidya Balan’s `Bobby Jasoos` could not achieve anything significant.

 Ek Villain  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 101 crore ; UK£240,000 ; US$750,000
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Ekta Kapoor
 Music: Ankit Tiwari, Mithoon, Rabbi Ahmed, Adnan Dhool  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir, Mithoon, Rabbi Ahmed, Adnan Dhool
 Starring: Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Kamaal Rashid Khan, Remo Fernandes, Prachi Desai
 Genre: Action, Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Mohit Suri’s Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra starrer, `Ek Villain`, is ending its super run. The film has also done very well in the Overseas.

 Humshakals  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 60 crore ; UK£ 225,000 ; US$415,000
Meanwhile after a good opening week Vashu Bhagnani’s Sajid Khan directed `Humshakals` crashed badly in the second week, more so due to the `Ek Villain` tsunami.

 Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 113 crore ; UK£255,000 ; US$850,000
Concluding with Vipul Shah’s A. R. Murugadoss directed Akshay-Sonakshi starrer, `Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty`, the film saw another reasonable week. `Holiday` has done very well in the overseas grossing $4m.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Maatr' & 'Noor' Fail ; 'Begum Jaan' Disappoints; 'Naam Shabana' Is Alright!
 • Bumper Weekend For 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' ; 'Jolly LLB 2' Is A Hit ; 'Rangoon' Fails!
 • Good To Decent Start For Akshay's 'Jolly LLB 2' ; 'Kaabil' Hrithik & 'Raees' Shah Rukh Succeed
 • Aamir's ATBB 'Dangal' Hits A Triple Century ; 'Wajah Tum Ho' & 'Befikre' Are Below Average!
 • Fair Start For Vidya's 'Kahaani 2' ; SRK-Alia's 'Dear Zindagi' Succeeds ; Ranbir's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Is Hit , 'Shivaay' Fails!
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