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Box Office Report for the Week - 12 Jul 2007
  ´Naqaab´ To Impress, ´AKS´ Succeeds, ´Apne´ Consolidates, ´Awarapan´ Fails
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 Naqab  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This week`s major release is Abbas-Mustan`s `Naqaab` and features Bobby, Akshaye and debutant Urvashi Sharma. Given the team`s previous success record, the superb promotion (that has really hyped the movie) and also the fact that the music has caught on quite well, `Naqaab` is expected to commence a good innings at the box-office

 Journey Bombay To Goa  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Journey Bombay To Goa`, that features mostly comedy artists from television, started on a dull note and has no chances of survival.

 My Friend Ganesha  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The animated `My Friend Ganesha`, had hopes of striking a chord with the kids. While that did not happpen in a big way, there was some hope as the week progressed. It has to be seen if the improvement was good enough.

 Apne  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 13.50 crores ; UK $241,532  Total Earnings: India Rs. 13.50 crores ; UK $821,132
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 408 unique users): 5.12
 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
`Apne` featuring the Deol family, won immense appreciation from one section of the audience but there is another section that has problems with its length and pace. Still, as the first week progressed, `Apne` picked up further in East Punjab, U.P. and parts of Gujarat. The movie also made up for the rain related losses during the first weekend in Bombay, by being very steady during the second one. While `Apne` has generally done very well in the Overseas, it is rock steady in the UK

 Aap Kaa Surroor  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $47,149  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $201,055
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Prashant Chadha  Producer: Vijay Taneja
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Hansika Motwani, and Mallika Sherawat
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Aap Kaa Surroor` had an enriching first week. As we had indicated last week also, the Himesh starrer raced ahead of the competition and although the inevitable drop started on day 4 and 5, the first week shares are enough to take it to the `A` status. Shares from the small centres are phenomenal. The Himesh Reshammiya movie has also performed well in the UK, doubling its first weekend total with quite a steady run.

 Awarapan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crores ; UK $34,928  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5 crores ; UK $127,161
 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` was badly hit, rather squished between `Aap Kaa Surroor` and `Apne`, as we had said last week. Had it released just a week later, it could have been another story. The movie has done well for an Emraan Hashmi starrer but the collections are nothing to write home about.


 Jhoom Barabar Jhoom  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore ; UK $22,589  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.25 crores ; UK $1,255,991; US $700,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
Yash Raj`s `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` is on its last legs in India. It is now clear that the movie is the first in five years where Yash Raj have lost money. In the Overseas too, `Jhoom Barabar Jhoom` has been rejected in the US, but has fared much better in the UK, though it has seen another massive fall there also.


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