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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Nov 2009
  ´Kurbaan´ Set For A Good Start ; ´2012´ Hits ´Tum Mile´ ; ´Ajab Prem...´ Scores, ´Jail´ Flops!
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The week will see three films taking on each other - Rensil D’Silva’s `Kurbaan`, Devang Dholkia’s `Marega Salaa` and the Shankar Mondal directed `Shabaash! You Can Do It`. It is but obvious that the Karan Johar produced `Kurbaan` will be too hot to handle for for the other too and the Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi starrer is likely to embark on a good start, both in India and Overseas.

 New Releases  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
As expected last week’s battle was won by Kunal Deshmukh’s Emraan-Soha starrer, `Tum Mile`, though it was the Hollywood venture, 2012, which dominated `Tum Mile` (after a good first day) and turned out to be the champ of the week, both in its original English and the dubbed versions. The other release of the week, Aftab Shivdasani’s `Aao Wish Karein` could not make any impression.


 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 38 crore ; UK£80,239 ; US$ 1,64,184  Total Earnings: India Rs. 38 crore ; UK£346,296 ; US$741,238
 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
Rajkumar Santoshi’s `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` has recorded extraordinary collections everywhere and yielded a distributors` share of approximately 20.50 crores in the first week. The film will surely improve its status to at least a clean hit, if not more. The Ranbir-Katrina starrer has also done quite well in the Overseas.

 Jail  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.15 crore ; UK£1,645  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.15 crore ; UK £12,314
 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
Barring to an extent Bombay, Madhur Bhandarkar’s `Jail` has poor collections to show, as the film could not match up to the `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` tornado, despite a high release volume. The Neil-Mughda starrer has also been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 London Dreams  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crore ; UK£ 6,366  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27 crore ; UK £ 2,52,695 ; 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 Ajay, Salman and Asin starrer has crashed badly in the second week. The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 Aladin  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.35 crore ; UK£105,202
 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` has crashed beyond redemption. `Aladin` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 All The Best  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40.85 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
Rohit Shetty’s `All The Best` is ending its run. The Dutt, Devgan, Fardeen and Bipasha starrer ends up as an above average fare due to its ordinary run after the second weekend, and losing out to `Blue` on the two opening festive days. `All The Best` has been totally rejected 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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