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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 Jan 2009
  New Releases Fail ; ´Chandni Chowk To China´ All Set For A Good Opening!
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 Chandni Chowk to China  Verdict: Releasing...
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Nikhil Advani  Producer: Ramesh Sippy, Mukesh Talreja, Rohan Sippy
 Music: Kailasa, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Bappi Lahiri, & Bohemia  Lyrics: Rajat Arora, Shaily Shailendra, Kailash Kher, Bohemia
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Shorey, Mithun Chakraborty, Roger Yuan, Gordon Liu
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Almost three weeks after `Ghajini`, another biggie, in the form of `Chandni Chowk To China`, releases this Friday. Naturally, no other major venture has decided to take on the Mithun Chakraborty, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone, Ranvir Shorey and Liu Gordon starrer and it will have an open week. With Akshay returning back to his first love, martial arts, laced with an under current of comedy, `Chandni Chowk To China` is expected to take a flying start at the ticket window.

 Bad Luck Govind  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Artesian Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Mixed Blood Cinema, Varun Khanna Productions and Digiquest India Pvt. Ltd.`s `Bad Luck Govind` had a poor opening all over and the future looks bleak too!

 Kaash... Mere Hote  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Shravan Films International and Bollywood Calling`s, `Kaash... Mere Hote`, was off to a weak start and showed no improvement thereafter. The film is all set to fail at the box-office.

 Ghajini  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 27-28 crores ; UK$56,941 ; US$110,955  Total Earnings: India Rs. 91-92 crores ; UK$1,040,421; US$2,355,778
 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
The almost unstoppable run of `Ghajini` continued despite a pronounced fall. The film managed to bring in almost as much in its second week as some of the over-estimated media hits have netted in their first! It continued to be first choice of cinegoers. In the Overseas `Ghajini` becomes the biggest hit of Aamir Khan`s long career.

 Jumbo  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India 2.70 crores
The animated `Jumbo`, with Akshay Kumar`s voiceover as its USP is now breathing its last, confirming that India is yet to develop a taste for animation.

 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crores ; UK$39,166 ; US$20,058  Total Earnings: India 82.50 crores ; UK$2,220,353 ; US$2,074,346
 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
Aditya Chopra`s Shah Rukh Khan starrer, `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi`, saw another steady week. What is important to note is that once again the collections are uniformly consistent across big and small centres. The film is already a huge hit in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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