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Box Office Report for the Week - 30 Oct 2008
  ´Golmaal Returns´ Overpowers ´Fashion´ ; ´Heroes´ And ´Roadside Romeo´ Fail To Sustain
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The real `Diwali` crackers are Rohit Shetty`s `Golmaal Returns` and Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Fashion`. As per early indications the multistarrer `Golmaal Returns` has taken a great start. `Fashion` has commenced on a slow note but is expected do well in the cities based on positive feedback. What must be kept in mind is that both the films are quite expensive as compared to their cast and makers and so they have to do more than a weekend (5-days) of good business.

 Heroes  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK£107,090 ; US$326,425  Total Earnings: UK£107,090 ; US$326,425
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Samir Karnik  Producer: Bharat Shah, Vikas Kapoor and Samir Karnik
 Music: Sajid-Wajid and Monty  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani and Rahul B. Seth
 Starring: Amrita Arora,Bobby Deol,Mithun Chakraborty,Preity Zinta,Salman Khan,Sohail Khan,Sunny Deol,Vatsal Sheth
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other release of the week, Samir Karnik`s `Heroes`, released at 90 cinemas of Bombay thru Eros Multimedia Pvt. Ltd., saw quite a good start inspite of the dull pre-`Diwali` days. In other circuits, the opening was good in U.P. and several other stations of various circuits. Once again the collections fell Monday onwards, though not as badly as that of `Roadside Romeo` Trade feels that `Heroes` will do much better than `Roadside Romeos`, but its high cost may prevent it from succeeding in a big way. The film is also much better than `Roadside Romeo` in the Overseas`

 Roadside Romeo  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK£31,620 ; US$41,770  Total Earnings: UK£31,620 ; US$41,770
`Roadside Romeo` released at 50 cinemas of Bombay thru Yash Raj Film Distributors had a good opening in the dull pre-`Diwali` days, it could not get the required patronization from kid audience (with elders) and suffered on account of that. Outside of Bombay the opening for `Roadside Romeo` was below the mark at many places and fairly good at some cities but the collections fell badly during the week days. The film has been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 Karzzzz  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 10.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10.50 crores ; UK£59,286
 PB Rating: 3.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Satish Kaushik  Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Urmila Matondkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Shweta Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Danny Denzongpa, Imran Hasnee, Rohini Hattangadi, Dino Morea, Raj Babbar, Asrani, Bakhtiyaar Irani
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Composer-singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya`s second film as an actor, `Karzzzz`, fared quite badly at the multiplexes but was alright at single-screens. The Himesh-Urmila starrer is a big setback for its worldwide distributors, Big Pictures, who stand to lose almost 40-50 percent of their investment in the film.

 Hello  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.75 crores
 Director: Atul Agnihotri  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Sajid Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Sharman Joshi,Sohail Khan,Katrina Kaif,Isha Koppikar,Amrita Arora,Gul Panag
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Atul Agnihotri directed `Hello` crashed quite badly in its second week. However the movie has scraped through to safety, thanks to its reasonable prices.

 Kidnap  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.20 crores ; UK£369,040
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Sanjay Gadhvi  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Pritam, Sanjay and Sandeep Vyas  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Imran Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Minissha Lamba, Vidya Malvade, Rahul Dev, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Reema Lagoo, Raj Zutshi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The poor run of Sanjay Gadhvi`s `Kidnap` continues as the film is on its way out from the theatres. The Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan and Minissha Lamba starrrer has already failed commercially and critically.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • 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!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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