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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 May 2007
  ´Metro´ Holds The Edge, ´Spider-Man 3´ Rules, ´Bheja Fry´ Is The Years Biggest
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 Metro  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Anurag Basu`s `Metro`, featuring Shilpa, Shiney, Konkona and Kay Kay, boasts of extremely popular music and publicity and is expected to open well at the box-office.

 Good Boy Bad Boy  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Ashwini Chaudary  Producer: Subhash Ghai (Mukta Arts)
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Tusshar Kapoor, Isha Sherwani, Tanushree Dutta, and Kabir Sadanand
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Mukta Arts Ashwin Chaudhary directed Tusshar, Emraan and Tanushree starrer, `Good Boy Bad Boy`, might just have a fair opening. The reason being lack of publicity and ordinary music, that has not become even reasonably popular.

 Spider-Man 3  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $23,555,095 ; US $151,116,516  Total Earnings: UK $23,555,095 ; US $151,116,516
`Spider-Man 3`(English and dubbed) surpassed our predictions and took the Indian audience by storm. The Hollywood venture released with 588 prints, including 261 in Hindi, 162 in English, 78 in Tamil and 6 in Bhojpuri. The first week collections of `Spider-Man 3` are expected to re-write the record books for Hollywood releases in India.

 Ta Ra Rum Pum  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18 crores ; UK $289,395 ; US $164,722  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18 crores ; Uk$951,199 ; US $667,140
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Siddharth Raj Anand  Producer: Aditya Chopra/Yash Raj Films
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Jaaved Jaffrey, Angelina Idnani, Ali Haji, Victor Banerjee, and Shruti Seth
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The negative reports about the poor performance of `Ta Ra Rum Pum` turned out to be incorrect as the Saif-Rani starrer collected impressively from the mutiplexes. Agreed that the first day was dull but as we had indicated, the collections picked up beautifully from the second day onwards and the good first week is an indication of that. However, given the fact that `Ta Ra Rum Pum` is an expensive movie, it has to sustain in the coming weeks. The Overseas `Ta Ra Rum Pum` performed very well in the UK but crashed in the US. Overall a dissapointment for a Yash Raj product.

 Bheja Fry  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.60 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.30 crores
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sagar Ballary  Producer: Sunil Doshi
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shourie, Rajat Kapoor, Sarika, Milind Soman, Tom Alter, and Bhairavi Goswami
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Bheja Fry`, made on a very small budget of 55 to 60 lakhs, continues its dream run, even in the third week. Given the cost to earnings ratio, `Bheja Fry` is undoubtadly the biggest hit of 2007.

 Namastey London  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.85 crores ; UK $5,443  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36.60 crores ; UK $1,728,616 ; 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 5 steady weeks, Vipul Shah`s biggest hit in India and Overseas, `Namastey London`, took a major drop in its sixth. However, the Akshay-Katrina starrer is already a good hit in India (super hit in Delhi-UP, East Punjab and Rajasthan). Needless to repeat that in the Overseas `Namastey London` is a superhit and Bollywood`s biggest earner of 2007 in the UK.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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