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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 Jun 2007
  'JBJ' To Open Big, 12 crores for 'Fool N Final', 'SOAL' Is A Hit,
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 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This Friday will see the release of Yash Raj`s much waited `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom`. The movie, starring the likes of Amitabh & Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta, is already quite hyped and the music very popular. It is but obvious that `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` will open big at the box-office, both in India and Overseas(specially in UK).

 The Train  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The Emraan Hashmi-Geeta Basra starrer, `The Train`, failed to capitalise on its popular music and took a very ordinary start. A section of the trade feels that too many releases( `The Train`, `Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar`, `Swami`, `Dharm` and `Red Swastik`) in the same week and the fact that a big and much awaited release like `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom`, next Friday, spelled doom for the new releases, including `The Train`.

 Fool N Final  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores; UK $52,998  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores; UK $209,519
 Director: Ahmed Khan  Producer: Firoz Nadiadwala
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Om Puri, Sharmila Tagore, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Arbaaz Khan, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, and Sameera Reddy
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Fool N Final` had a good first weekend but the collections started falling as the week progressed. Still the performance in Bombay circuit, Central India and parts of North are quite satisfactory and the makers can hope for at least an average plus status. The movie has been rejected in the overseas, though it has managed to collect $209,519 from the UK and the distributors, Tip Top, can still hope for a cost recovery.

 Cheeni Kum  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.30 crores ; US $62,543 ; UK $70,733  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.30 crores; US $655,246; UK $675,251
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: R. Balakrishnan  Producer: Sunil Manchandani
 Music: Illaiyaraja  Lyrics: Sameer and Manoj Tapadia
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Paresh Rawal and Zohra Sehgal
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The Amitabh-Tabu starrer, `Cheeni Kum`, has maintained very well in the cities and is also doing quite well in the UK. Given the 10 to 12 crore budget and the reasonable selling prices, the movie (already an average), can crawl up to a higher status for sure. `Cheeni Kum` is also doing quite well in the Overseas.

 Shootout At Lokhandwala  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crores ; US $39,167; UK $15,511  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27 crores ; US $289,232; UK $281,844
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 417 unique users): 5.06
 Director: Apoorva Lakhia  Producer: White Feather Films/Sanjay Gupta and Sanjay Dutt
 Music: Anand Raj Anand, Strings, Mika Singh, Biddu, and Euphoria  Lyrics: Dev Kohli, Mika, Anwar Maqsood, Sanjay Gupta, and Biddu
 Starring: Viveik Oberoi , Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Abhishek Bachchan, Suneil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Shabbir Ahluwalia, Rohit Roy, Aditya Lakhia, Aftab Ahmad Khan, Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, Aarti Chhabria, Amrita Singh, Rakhi Sawant, and Ravi Gosal
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Shootout At Lokhandwala` was the movie that released with `Cheeni Kum` and it continues to do well, more so in Bombay, Gujarat and Saurashtra. Though it has dropped at some places, the collections are still quite decent. Given its two week total and the selling price ( quite reasonable in Delhi-U.P and East Punjab) in India, `Shootout At Lokhandwala` is a hit in India. However, `Shootout At Lokhandwala` has dissapointed in the Overseas.

 Ta Ra Rum Pum  Verdict: Hit to superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crores ; UK $3,051  Total Earnings: India Rs.37.50 crores ; UK $1,527,252; US $872,643
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Yash Raj have had the last laugh again as the Siddharth Anand directed, Saif-Rani starrer `Ta Ra Rum Pum` has crawled to hit to superhit status. However, in the Overseas `Ta Ra Rum Pum` can be termed as a below par performer from the Yash Raj banner.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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