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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Jul 2007
  'Partner' To Open Big, 'Naqaab' Opens Below Expectations
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 Partner  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.13
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: K. Sera Sera and Sohail Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sanjay Chhel, Shabbir Ahmed and Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Govinda, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This Friday will see the release of David Dhawan`s Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer, `Partner`. Given that the the music has become quite a rage, the good to reasonable advance and the charm of seeing the two stars, Govinda and Salman(who have given David his maximum hits) together, the movie is expected to open big at the box-office.

 Naqaab  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $153,040  Total Earnings: UK $153,040
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna, and Urvashi Sharma
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Abbas-Mustan directed Bobby, Akshaye and Uravshi starrer, `Naqaab : Disguised Intentions`, failed to get the expected good opening. A section of the trade feels that the movie has a script that is difficult to comprehend and the end too radical. However, all is not lost as there was a pick up noticed, as the weekend progressed. In the UK too, `Naqaab` had an ordinary weekend.

 My Friend Ganesha  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 lakhs  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 lakhs
After a dull start, the animated `My Friend Ganesha` showed some signs of a positive growth, as the week progressed, but it flattered to deceive, as the end result shows a below the mark opening week.

 Journey Bombay To Goa  Verdict: Loser
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.40 crores
`Journey Bombay To Goa` scored during the first weekend, at some places, but crashed afterwards.

 Aap Kaa Surroor  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.75 crores ; UK $9,827  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.75 crores ; UK $232,591
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.09
 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` was expected to crash in the second week. It did crash, but only after doing very well in the second weekend. It is still very strong in small centres and class `A` to even `A1` (in circuits like Saurashtra and C.P. Berar). In the UK, `Aap Ka Surroor` has collected a creditable $232,591 so far.

 Apne  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.75 crores ; UK $92,345  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21.25 crores ; UK $1,044,175
 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
The Deol family starrer, `Apne`, had a very steady second week. The movie is rock-steady in North and parts of Central India and Gujarat. Given the earnings, `Apne` is already a hit in the North and overall an above average. In the UK too, `Apne` has become a hit, given the prices.

 Awarapan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores ; $7,763  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crores ; UK $159,490
 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 Emraan Hashmi starrer from the Bhatt camp, slided down further and if any of the concerned people had even the faintest of hopes, it must have vanished. Even in the UK, `Awarapan`, despite collecting the highest total for an Emraan starrer, has failed.

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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