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Box Office Report for the Week - 11 Dec 2008
  ´Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi´ Set For A Great Run ; New Releases Fail
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 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  Verdict: Releasing
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Aditya Chopra  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This Friday will see one of the most awaited releases of 2008, the film that brings back the `Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge` and `Mohabbatein` team of director Aditya Chopra and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The trailers and the songs of the film are being spoken of in highly laudatory terms and so `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi` is all set for a great run, not only in India but globally!

 `Maharathi`, `Dil Kabaddi`, `Oh, My God!` etc.  Verdict: Flop(s)
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
As we had predicted last week, the bunched relesaes, namely `Maharathi`, `Meerabai Not Out`, `Dil Kabaddi` and `Oh My God!!` have all been rejected. From the list, Paresh Rawal`s `Maharathi` and the Rahul Bose, Irrfan Khan and Soha Ali Khan starrer `Dil Kabaddi` fared comparatively better.

 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.10 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.10 crores
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Dibakar Banerjee  Producer: UTV Motion Pictures
 Music: Sneha Khanwalkar  Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Manu Rishi, Kanu Behl, Mange Ram, & Amitosh Nagpal
 Starring: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Dibaker Banerjee`s Abhay Deol starrer, `Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!`, had a creditable week under the circumstances. It expectedly fared best in Delhi and Punjab. The low budget flick has put up a good show. Given the fact that it has another decent weekend (second), `Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!` will scrape through to safety, after accounting for non–theatrical rights.

 Sorry Bhai!  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores
The other release of the same week, Onir`s Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi and Chitrangda Singh starrer, `Sorry Bhai!`, is in an extremely sorry state, with poor collections all over. The film is an expected washout.

 Yuvvraaj  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK$10,746 ; US$34,336  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.50 crores ; UK$297,007 ; US$565,440
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Subhash Ghai  Producer: Subhash Ghai
 Music: A.R.Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Aushima Sawhney
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Subhash Ghai`s Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Zayed Khan starrer `Yuvvraaj`, after having poor opening week, crashed further in the second. Given the huge procurement price, the film is a trade disaster. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Dostana  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores ; UK$51,948 ; US$30,919  Total Earnings: India Rs. 42 crores ; UK$1,338,314 ; US$1,235,028
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Tarun Mansukhani  Producer: Karan Johar / Hiroo Yash Johar
 Music: Vishal & Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, Kumaar, Vishal
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar`s Tarun Mansukhani directed `Dostana` had a further fall (after the second week), though once again cities like Bombay and Delhi fared comparatively better. Given the impressive first week, one feels bad for the subsequent falls in the second and especially the third week. The film had a lot of potential, more so in the cities but had to bear the brunt of reasons beyond its control from the 14th day onwards. The Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and Kirron Kher starrer though has had an impressive run in the Overseas.

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!
 • ´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!
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