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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Apr 2007
  ´KLSH´ May Open Well ; ´Big Brother´ Surprises ; ´SLBB´ & ´Provoked´ Dissappoint
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 Kya Love Story Hai  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This Friday`s major release is the Tusshar-Ayesha Takia starrer `Kya Love Story`. Thanks to a good promotion and popular music the movie may have a decent start at the ticket window.

 Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Vikram Bhatt`s honest attempt at something different `Life Mein Kabhie Kabhiee` failed at the ticket window as the movie was not even given a chance by the audience. The movie had a dismal start and it went worse as the week progressed.

  Bheja Fry  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Honest promos, good reviews and patronisation by the multiplex audiences in cities like Bombay, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore means that the reasonably sold movie will be a city success.

 Big Brother  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Guddu Dhanoa`s 4-year in the making, Sunny-Priyanka starrer had the biggest surprise for the trade. Though it had an expected poor start in Bombay, the opening was surprisingly good in UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, East Punjab and also at single screens of Delhi city( as we had said last week). Given the fact that `Big Brother` could not be released at most multiplexes ( specially in Delhi and Bombay) the moderate selling price will assure that it will be a safe bet for most of its distributors in the Hindi belt. And they should thank the `jatt-of-all-trades` Sunny for that!

 Shaka Laka Boom Boom  Verdict: Loser
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores ; UK $32,728  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores ; UK $302,367
 Director: Suneel Darshan  Producer: Suneel Darshan
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley, Kangna Ranaut, Asrani, and Anupam Kher
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Suneel Darshan tried to go trendy , but in the bargain lost out even on his regular fan base . And as he has distributed the movie himself , he will be lucky to break even. The movie has managed to scrape through in UK though.

  Provoked(English & dubbed)  Verdict: Loser
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crores ; UK $144,755  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crores ; UK $617,102
Aishwarya Rai`s next release after `Guru` , `Provoked` failed in India , though the original English version fared better than the dubbed version.

 Namastey London  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: : India Rs. 5.25 crores ; UK $69,205 ; US $57,235  Total Earnings: : India Rs. 30.50 crores ; UK $1,607,869 ; US $1,207,007
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vipul Shah  Producer: Eros/Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: `Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Rishi Kapoor, Javed Shiekh, Ritesh Deshmukh
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After Priyadarshan, Akshay Kumar gives director Vipul Shah his biggest success in India and Overseas.In India `Namastey London` had another steady week , specially in Bombay and Calcutta .In the Overseas, `Namastey London` continues its good run and is a superhit there.

  The Namesake  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.05 crores ; UK $65,622 ; US $1,244,852  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crores ; UK $772,240 ; US $8,661,334
Mira Nair`s Tabu-Irrfan starrer `The Namesake` continues its slow but steady success story in India , with a limited release. In the Overseas, `The Namesake` is mindboggling in the US and quite good in the UK.

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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