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Box Office Report for the Week - 6 Jul 2007
  'Aap Kaa Surroor' Rules, 'Apne' Picks Up , 'Awarapan' Dissappoints
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 My Friend Ganesha  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The animated `My Friend Ganesha`, hopes to strike a chord with the kids. And if that happens it may just do a miracle the the animated `Hanuman` did .

 The Bong Connection  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The English film, `The Bong Connection`, will get a selective release and will try to aim for the niche multiplex audience.

 Journey Bombay To Goa  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Seeing that most of the small-budgeted comedy films have been getting good responces, with `Bheja Fry` setting new standards, we now have `Journey Bombay To Goa`, that mostly has comedy artists from television. It hopes to do a `Bheja Fry` !

 Aap Kaa Surroor  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $101,639  Total Earnings: UK $101,639
Himesh Reshammiya`s `Aap Kaa Surroor` took the entire trade by shock as his big screen debut movie took an excellent to mind-boggling start across India and is on way to a definite hit and very early. With the extraordinary start that it has taken and the craze that it has generated, it will surely make a beeline to the class `A` level for all its distributors, who have had it quite cheap. The movie also performed creditably in the UK.

 Apne  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $360,355  Total Earnings: UK $360,355
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 414 unique users): 5.09
 Director: Anil Sharma  Producer: Rahul Sughand and Sangeeta Ahir
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, and Kirron Kher
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anil Sharma`s `Apne`, featuring the three Deols, had a good start in North and Central India but was fair at other places, with collections hovering in the 40-60 percent range. The movie has the merits to grow on the strength of positive word of mouth and there are already signs of it. In the UK too `Apne` had an excellent start for a Deol movie.

 Awarapan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $53,436  Total Earnings: UK $53,436
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt / Vishesh Films
 Music: Re-created By Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri and Asif Ali Beig (Additional)
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Saran, Mrinalini Sharma, and Rehan Khan
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Awarapan`, the costliest film from the Bhatts` stable, featuring Emraan Hashmi, got squished between `Aap Kaa Surroor` and `Apne` and had an opening that was dull to below the mark almost everywhere. It has an uphill task now to even cover its investment.

 Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.15 crores
The Rahul Bose starrer, `Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii`, has been rejected totally. We have already given the reasons for that in our last column.

 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crores ; UK $74,257  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.25 crores ; UK $1,203,606 ; US $700,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shaad Ali  Producer: Aditya Chopra (Yash Raj Films)
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Shruti Seth, Amitabh Bachchan and Lara Dutta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
All hopes of a recovery for `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` disappeared after the second week numbers came out. Even Yash Raj could not have fathomed such a huge crash, one of the biggest ever for a big and prestigious project. The movie is the first losing venture for Yash Raj after nearly five years. In the Overseas too, `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` has been rejected in the US but is much better in the UK, though it has now crashed there also.

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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