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Box Office Report for the Week - 1 Jan 2009
  ´Ghajini´ Is Record Breaking; ´Jumbo´ Quite Good ; ´Rab Ne..´ Is Blockbuster
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 Ghajini  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$463,733 ; US$766,859  Total Earnings: UK$463,733 ; US$1,387,534
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: A.R. Murugadoss  Producer: Allu Arving & Madhu Varma
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Asin, Jiah Khan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
It was expected that the last big release of the year, Murugadoss`s Aamir Khan starrer, `Ghajini` would take a stupendous start, but no one had thought that it would be like a tornado, across India and continue for the full extended weekend! Trade predicts that `Ghajini` is a surefire hit, which is already on its way to writing box–office history, as far as its initial business is concerned. While its individual territory distributors will make profits, the fate of its all–India distributor (Indian Films) hangs in balance be­cause it has paid a fortune for acquiring the rights. The film is also doing superbly in the Overseas but is somewhat slow in the UK.

 Jumbo  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The film that released with `Ghajini`, Percept Picture Company`s animated `Jumbo`, had as its USP the voiceover by Akshay Kumar. The film saw surprisingly saw quite a good opening in Bombay! The opening day was also quite decent at most places, at limited shows. However, trade feels that `Jumbo` is an ordinary fare with the extraneous ad­vantage of Christmas holidays and the intrinsic advantage of Akshay Kumar being a part of the film. Still, it will not be worth the price Percept is reportedly said to have paid to rope in Akshay Kumar (Rs. 8 to 9 crore).

 Wafaa  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Veteran superstar Rajesh Khanna`s `Wafaa`, met with a sorry fate and is a supreme failure.

 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 25.50 crores ; UK$243,692 ; US$156,871  Total Earnings: India Rs. 67.50 crores ; UK$1,766,838 ; US$1,843,747
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
Yash Raj`s Aditya Chopra directed Shah Rukh Khan starrer, `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi` has rock steady collections to show in its second week as it has held on very well. It is super strong in small centres too. The film also has an impressive third weekend to show. In the Overseas, `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi` is already a super duper hit.

 Dostana  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores ; UK$2,635  Total Earnings: India Rs. 45 crores ; UK$1,422,954 ; US$1,243,910
 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, Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and Bobby Deol (special appearance) starrer, `Dostana`, has more or less ended its run.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
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