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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Jul 2009
  ´Luck´ To Embark On A Good Start ; ´Jashnn´ Is A Non-Starter!
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The major release of this week is Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd’s Soham Shah directed Mithun, Dutt, Imran, Shruti and Danny starrer, `Luck`. Giving company to the film will be the unconventional `Perfect Mismatch` from the Xperience Films banner. It is but obvious that the 40 crore `Luck` will be off to a good start, while `Perfect Mismatch` will be no match for `Luck!

 Jashnn  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Hasnain Raksha  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Sharib-Toshi, Nouman Javaid  Lyrics: Kumaar
, Nouman Javaid
, Nilesh Mishra
 Starring: Adhyayan Suman, 
Anjana Sukhani, 
Shahana Goswami, 
Humayun Saeed
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday saw the release of Vishesh Films’ Adhyayan Suman, Shahana Goswami, Anjana Sukhani and Humayun Saeed starrer `Jashnn`. The film saw a weak start almost everywhere and the resulting weekend can at best be termed as dull. Trade predicts a bleak picture for `Jashnn`.


 Short Kut  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK$39,030  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK$235,031
Anil Kapoor Films Company Pvt. Ltd.’s Akshaye-Arshad starrer `Short Kut` could not recover from its poor opening and the resulting numbers are accordingly ordinary. The film has failed, both in India and Overseas.

 Sankat City  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India 0.75 crore
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pankaj Advani  Producer: Anubhav Sinha
 Music: Ranjit Barot  Lyrics: Panchhi Jalonvi, Mehboob
 Starring: Anupam Kher, Kaykay Menon, Rimi Sen, Chunky Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Manoj Pahwa, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Hemant Pandey, Jahangir Khan, Veerendra Saxena, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Rahul Dev
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Pankaj Advani’s well made `Sankat City` fared quite well despite very selective prints and odd show timings. The film may just surprise in the coming weeks, thanks to good feedbacks and additional prints.

 Kambakkht Ishq  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crore ; UK$54,870 ; US$62,420  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46.50 crores ; UK$1,041,367 ; US$1,408,522
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sabbir Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Anu Malik, RDB, Salim and Sulaiman  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, RDB
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on to EROS International and Sajid Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.`s Akshay-Kareena starrer, `Kambakkht Ishq`, the collections fell heavily rather crashed in the second week. But `Kambakkht Ishq` became the second bonus beneficiary, as the distributors have received an additional 2.5 percent distributors shares in the first and second week, because the film’s nett collections have already crossed the threshold Rs. 17.5 crore from the six major multiplex chains. The film has managed good business from the Overseas.

 New York  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41 crore ; UK £378,053 ; US$940,184
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kabir Khan  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam, Pankaj Awasthi  Lyrics: Sandeep Shrivastava, Junaid Wasi
 Starring: John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Katrina Kaif, Irrfan Khan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj’s Kabir Khan directed `New York`, which had seen a heavy fall during its second outing, had quite a steady third week, as compared to the second one. The film is now a hit plus in India and definitely aiming for a higher status. And for that, apart from its technical merits, and reasonable budget of 20 crores, the film should thank the fact that `New York` became the first film to be entitled to 52.5 percent distributors share in week one instead of 50 percent and 45 percent of the same in week two instead of 42.5 share, as its nett collections from the six multiplex chains have already crossed Rs. 17.5 crore. `New York` has also done good business in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´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
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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