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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Nov 2009
  ´Tum Mile´ To Dominate ´Aao Wish Karein´ ; Santoshi´s ´Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani´ Demolishes Madhur´s ´Jail´!
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This Friday too will see an interesting clash between two diverse genre releases- Emraan Hashmi’s `Tum Mile` and Aftab Shivdasani’s `Aao Wish Karein`. It is but obvious that the opening battle will be won by the Bhatt camp venture, `Tum Mile`, that boasts of a popular soundtrack and has the torrential Bombay rains as it backdrop.

 Jail  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£7,039  Total Earnings: UK£7,039
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Shailendra Singh
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Sharib Shabri, Toshi Shabri  Lyrics: Sharib Toshi, Sandeep Nath, Ajay Kumar Garg, Turaz
 Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse, Manoj Bajpai,Arya Babbar, Chetan Pandit, Ghanshyam Garg
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Percept Picture Company and Bhandarkar Entertainment’s `Jail` was totally rejected by the audience from the first show itself. The pick up during the weekend was marginal and failed to stem the rot. Additionally the `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` tornado was too much for `Jail` to handle, despite the good reviews that Bhandarkar manages to get. The Neil-Mughda starrer has also be totally rejected in the Overseas with negligible collections.


 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£177,886 ; US$461,505  Total Earnings: UK£177,886 ; US$461,505
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Ramesh S Taurani
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The battle between Rajkumar Santoshi’s `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` and the Madhur Bhandarkar directed `Jail` was always expected to be won by `APKGK`, but not as one sided as it actually turned out to be as the film rocked the nation. The Ranbir-Katrina starrer has also done quite well in the Overseas, especially in the US.

 London Dreams  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 23 crore ; UK£27,835  Total Earnings: UK£234,301 ; US$300,293
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Vipul Shah  Producer: Aashin Shah
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin Thottumkal, Rannvijay Singh, Brinda Parekh, Om Puri, Khalid Azmi Adithya Roy Kapoor
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vipul Shah’s Salman. Ajay and Asin starrer`London Dreams` dropped rather heavily mid-week. The film is somewhat better in the Overseas.

 Aladin  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore ; UK£ 10,367  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore ; UK£99,652
 Director: Sujoy Ghosh  Producer: Sunil A. Lulla, Sujoy Ghosh
 Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaqueline Fernandes
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sujoy Ghosh’s Amitabh, Ritesh and Jaqueline starrer `Aladin` promised much but delivered little. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Blue  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs, 1.45 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 42 crore ; UK£446,926
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anthony D’Souza  Producer: Dhilin Mehta
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala, Mayur Puri, Rajat Arora, Sukhwinder Singh, Raqueeb Alam
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif, Kabir Bedi
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
The Anthony D’Souza directed `Blue` crashed heavily (in the third week) and beyond redemption. The film has done decently in the UK.

 All The Best  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs 39.85 crore ; UK£107,521 ; US$120,713
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Ajay Devgan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasa Basu, Mugdha Godse, Asrani
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The Rohit Shetty directed `All The Best` too crashed (though not as badly as `Blue` ) in its third week and failed to get a clean hit status. The film has been out rightly rejected in the Overseas.

 Wake Up Sid  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.40 crore ; UK£ 250,757 ; US$718,766
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ayan Mukerji  Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi (Guest)  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bhattacharya (Guest)
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Shikha Talsania, Supriya Pathak, Namit Das
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Ranbir-Konkona starrer `Wake Up Sid` managed to trickle in some some more collections from India. The Ayan Mukerji directed film has also done well 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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