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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Aug 2009
  Bollywood Wants More From ´Kaminey´ & ´Life Partner´ As ´Love Aaj Kal´ Sets The BO On Fire!
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It will be an interesting clash between Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Amole Gupte starrer `Kaminey` and Rumi Jaffri’s Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Tusshar and Prachi Desai starrer, `Life Partner`. While most are under the impression that it will be a cakewalk for `Kaminey`, `Life Partner` is now showing signs of giving `Kaminey` a fight. Unfortunately both the mentioned films have run into rough weather as they will not release in Bombay and Pune till Saturday due to swine flue.

 Agyaat  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Ram Gopal Varma`s `Agyaat` was outrightly rejected at the multiplexes, though it fared decently at the single screens initially. However, the weekdays saw the film tumbling and even if the South Indian rights are taken into account, the low budget `Agyaat` will still lose a couple of crores.


 Teree Sang  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
It was the reverse case with Satish Kaushik`s `Teree Sang`, as compared to `Agyaat`, as some multiplexes showed a fair response, though not good enough. But as more reports have filtered in `Teree Sang` has shown some good legs during the weekdays.

 Love Aaj Kal  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 43 crore ; UK$269,357 ; US$625,057  Total Earnings: India Rs. 43 crore ; UK$1,306,136 ; US$2,134,627
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Saif Ali Khan & Dinesh Vijan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile Imtiaz Ali`s `Love Aaj Kal` has caught the fancy of the cinegoers in a big way, both in India and Overseas, and it has huge collections to show. The Saif-Deepika starrer has done exceptionally in multiplexes and cities with a distributors share of nearly 22 crores and also has huge collections to show from the US.

 Luck  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crore ; UK$256,424 ; US $149,333
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Soham Shah  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan, Sanjay Dutt, Danny Denzongpa, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri,
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd’s Soham Shah directed Mithun, Dutt, Imran, Shruti and Danny starrer `Luck` has crashed out of contention globally. Studio 18, the worldwide distributors are set to lose at least Rs. 25 crores.

 Kambakkht Ishq  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50.50 crore ; UK$1,170,803 ; US$1,445,739
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 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
EROS International and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Akshay-Kareena starrer, `Kambakkht Ishq` is ending its run in India. The film has done quite well in the Overseas though it is much below expectations in India.

 New York  Verdict: Hit Plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.45 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.44.85 crore ; UK$666,935 ; US$997,437
 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
In the end its Yash Raj’s Kabir Khan directed `New York`. The film too is ending its great run India. The 20-21 crore John Abraham, Katrina Kaif and Neil Nitin Mukesh starrer has also done good business in the Overseas.

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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