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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Nov 2009
  ´De Dana Dan´ Set For A Good Start; ´Kurbaan´ Slips Off The Tarmac ; ´Tum Mile´ Fails!
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This week will see a solo release in the form of of Priyadarshan’s Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Suneil Shetty, Sameera Reddy and Katrina Kaif starrer, `De Dan Dan`. Banking on a publicity blitzkrieg, popular soundtrack and the team’s previous track record, DDD is set to embark on a good start, boosted more by `Eid` the holiday weekend.

 Kurbaan  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£ 1,64,468 ; US$ 4,03,678
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rensil De Silva  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala, Karan Johar
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar, Irfan Siddiqui
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Om Puri, Dia Mirza, Vivek Oberoi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday’s Rensil D’Silva directed `Kurbaan`, starring Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Vivek Oberoi, was expected to have a good and safe run at the box-office. However, the unexpected happened and the Karan Johar produced film failed to do so. The film has also failed to appeal to the Overseas audience, barring to an extent US, and even there it has under-performed.


 Tum Mile  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 10 crore ; UK£ 2,656  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10 crore ; UK£ 38,005
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Kumaar
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Soha Ali Khan
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Kunal Deshmukh directed Bhatt camp venture `Tum Mile`, was no match for the Hollywood disaster movie `2012` and crashed after a so-so weekend. The Emraan-Soha movie has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crore ; UK  Total Earnings: India Rs. 54.50 crore ; UK£406,974 ; 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
The Rajkumar Santoshi directed `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani` had another very good weekend to show but dropped markedly thereafter. But it is already a big success. The Ranbir-Katrina starrer has also done quite well in the Overseas.

 Jail  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.40 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
The Neil-Mughda starrer `Jail` crashes further. The Madhur Bhandarkar directed film has also been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 All The Best  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15-0.20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41 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 on its last legs. The film fails to emulatethe big success of the team`s last `Diwali` release, `Golmaal` Returns`, due to its ordinary run after the second weekend. The Ajay, Fardeen and Bipasha starrer has been rejected in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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
 • ´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
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