Vote: Which films will win the BO clash?
Here, then, are the clashes coming up for the rest of the year. We've given our verdicts on each, but please do the same and let us know which films you'll favour during these Friday fights:
June 17: Always Kabhi Kabhi / Bheja Fry 2
Roshan Abbas makes his directorial debut with Red Chillies production Always Kabhi Kabhi. But will an item-song from producer Shah Rukh Khan be enough to champion this frothy romantic comedy full of newcomers against a sequel to one of the biggest sleeper hits of all time? The first Bheja Fry was a runaway success, and the return of Vinay Pathak's 'idiot' might have been low-key thus far, but audiences are waiting.
Our bet: Bheja Fry 2
Image: Always Kabhi Kabhi and Bheja Fry 2
July 1: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap / Delhi Belly
The soundtrack is working, the DK Bose song is a rage, and people love the foulmouthed promos. But can it take on Amitabh Bachchan in full-blown Angry Man mode?
The Big B is going unabashedly hardcore with this actioner, though Aamir and nephew Imran must be hoping Bachchan conquers the single-screens while leaving the multiplexes to them.
Our bet: It's tight, but the smart money's on Bachchan.
Image: Bbuddah Hoga Tera Baap and Delhi Belly
July 8: Chillar Party / Murder 2
But can it compete with Vishesh Films' sequel to a massive, skin-friendly superhit with their wonderboy Emraan Hashmi? Then again, Jacqueline Fernandes is no Mallika Sherawat.
Our bet: Murder 2
Image: Chillar Party and Murder 2
August 12: Aarakshan / Soundtrack
Soundtrack might be the better, 'cooler' film but Jha's film -- which also stars Deepika Padukone -- with Saif playing a Dalit has kicked up enough controversial buzz to ensure people are curious about the final product.
Our bet: Aarakshan
Image: Aarakshan and Soundtrack
September 9: Rockstar / Mausam/ Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
It's also a director battle, with Imtiaz Ali taking on debutants Pankaj Kapoor and Ali Abbas Zafar. However, with AR Rahman in his corner, Ali has every right to feel bullish about this one.
Our bet: Rockstar
Image: Rockstar, Mausam and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan
October 26: Ra.One / Rascals
Shah Rukh Khan might be booed on cricket grounds. He might have made a stupid television show. His interviews might seem sillier than ever.
And yet he is King Khan, coming up with his biggest and most hyped film yet. And while it remains to be seen whether the film will be the smash hit it needs to be, its opening is guaranteed. And that's bad news for the Ajay-Sanjay starrer, at least for the first weekend.
Our bet: Ra.One
Image: Ra.One and Rascals
December 9: Agent Vinod / Ladies vs Ricky Bahl
Can it repeat its success though? Don't bet against it.
Our bet: Agent Vinod, but it'll be close.
Image: Agent Vinod and Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl
December 23: Don 2 / Players
If, on the other hand, Khan conquers with his superhero film earlier in the year, the rival ensemble -- Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Bipasha Basu -- doesn't have the power to stand against Shah Rukh.
Our bet: We'll wait till Ra.One comes out before sticking our necks out.
Image: Don 2 and Players