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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 May 2007
  ´Raqeeb´ Holds The Edge, ´Spider-Man 3´ Rules , ´Metro´ Impresses
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 Raqeeb  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Raj Kanwar`s `Raqeeb` , starring Rahul Khanna, Jimmy Shergill and Tanushree Dutta, looks like a well made movie and may have take a fair start, specially due to the suspense angle.

  Ek Chalis Ki Last Local  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Abhay Deol`s `Ek Chalis Ki Last Local` is really a different attempt but will not find much patronage because of a limited canvas.

 Life In A...Metro  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $62,477 ; $121,650  Total Earnings: US $62,477 ; $121,650
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Basu  Producer: Ronnie Screwala
 Music: Pritam Chakraborty  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri, Amitabh Varma, and Sandeep Shrivastava
 Starring: Shiny Ahuja, Shilpa Shetty, Kay Kay Menon, Sharman Joshi, Gautam Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangna Ranaut, Irfan Khan, Dharmendra, and Nafisa Ali
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Metro` had a dull first day but it is entertaining as well as thought provoking. Production and technical values are good. The movie picked up by positive-word-of-mouth. In the Overseas, `Metro` had a decent start in the UK( given the banner and cast) but was expectedly poor in the US.

 Good Boy Bad Boy  Verdict: Awaited
 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
`Good Boy Bad Boy` is a shoddily made product and has hardly anything good to offer, specially to the multiplex audience, though there may be something for the single-screen crowd. While the first day in Bombay was dull, the opening was fairly good in single screen cinemas of other circuits, but poor in the multiplexes. The Tusshar, Emraan and Tanushree starrer will hardly achieve anything at the ticket window.

  Spider-Man 3 ( English & Hindi dubbed)  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 19.85 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19.85 crores
The dubbed Hindi and the English versions of `Spider-Man 3` ruled the Indian box-office from the word go . One feels after the excellent first week, the returns from India (for all the versions), during the coming weeks, may well challenge the earnings of the biggest one from Hollywood; `Titanic`.

 Ta Ra Rum Pum  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crores ; UK $140,854 ; US $65,337  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.50 crores ; UK $1,279,099 ; US $768,802
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 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
Despite all the negative talks, `Ta Ra Rum Pum` managed a good enough second week, mainly due to a good weekend. The movie may just about crawl to a semi-hit status, despite its high costs and Yash Raj are again having the last laugh. The movie has dissapointed in the US but UK saves the day for the makers.

 Bheja Fry  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.30 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` continues its dream run even in the fourth week. Given the shoestring budget of 55 to 60 lakhs and the returns, BHEJA FRY is now a superhit and the biggest Bollywood hit of 2007.

 Namastey London  Verdict: Hit-to-superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 37 crores ; UK $1,735,000; 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
Vipul Shah’s biggest hit in India and Overseas, the Akshay-Katrina starrer `Namastey London`, completed its 50 days run in India. It added some more to its kitty even in the seventh week.In the Overseas, `Namastey London` is already a superhit

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