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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Aug 2007
  ´Marigold´ May Not Impress, Big Pick Up For ´CDI´, ´Kaafila´ Disappoints, 17 Crores For ´Cash´
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 Marigold  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Willard Carroll  Producer: Tom Wilhite and Charles Salmon
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar (Hindi) and Willard Carroll (English)
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ali Larter, Nandana Sen, Helen, Suchitra Pillai, Ian Bohen, Shari Watson, Vikas Bhalia, Vijayendra Ghatge, Kiran Juneja
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This Friday`s major release is Willard Caroll`s Salman Khan, Ali Larter and Nandana Sen starrer, `Marigold`. Given the fact that the movie has not been publicized properly and the music has not really caught on, the movie may not achieve much at the box-office, though with Salman Khan fans one never can say!

 Chak De India  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $259,871 ; US $351,887  Total Earnings: UK $259,871 ; US $351,887
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shimit Amin  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Amanda Wilkinson, Sagarita Ghatge, Sarah O’Conner, Anaitha Nair, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Shubhi Mehta, Nisha Nair, Sandia Furtado, Kim Snowden, Lalhmingkimi Khiangte, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat, Rania Mascarhanas, Nichola Sequeira and Kimberly Miranda
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Yash Raj`s Shah Rukh Khan starrer, `Chakde! India`, started on a slow note, last Friday, but the collections started picking up from the evening show of first day itself. As the weekend progressed, the rise in collections was almost magical and the collections touched 100 percent on Sunday. As we had predicted, the performance in metros and big cities is the best. As things stand today, the movie is expected to be a successful comeback of sorts for Yash Raj. In the Overseas, `Chakde! India` has disappointed in the normally `safe as a barn door` SRK territoty, though the makers are hopeful of a pick up.

 The Blue Umbrella  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Vishal Bhardwaj`s well-made, `The Blue Umbrella`, even with a mindblowing Pankaj Kapur performance, had a poor to weak start (released only in Bombay, Delhi-U.P. and Bengal). But that was expected.

 Kaafila  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $15,831  Total Earnings: UK $15,831
 Director: Ammtoje Mann  Producer: Tony Sandhu
 Music: Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Babu Singh Mann
 Starring: Sunny Deol, Ammtoje Mann, Sudesh Berry, Sandeep Kang, Sana Nawaz, Ashish Duggal, Chandan Anand, Girish Jain, Sachin Parekha and Polina Stoynova
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Sunny Deol starrer, `Kaafila`, looked a good movie on paper but turned out to be a badly made and aged product. Even Sunny was not in his elements and with the music too not making a mark, the film embarked on a poor start in Bombay, and even in the Deol heartland of North and Central India, the opening was weak. `Kaafila` has also disappointed big time in the UK.

 Cash  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores, UK $28,184  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores, UK $208,968
 Director: Anubhav Sinha  Producer: Anubhav Sinha, Anish Ranjan, and Sohail Maklai
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani and Panchhi Jalonvi
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zahed Khan, Shamita Shetty, Sunil Shetty, Esha Deol, and Dia Mirza
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anubhav Sinha`s `Cash`, held on for the weekend and to an extent on Monday also, but Tuesday onwards the movie fell heavily. Still as we had said, the first week numbers are quite impressive, taking into account the cast of the movie. `Cash` has a also underperformed in the UK.

 Partner  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crores ; UK $38,835  Total Earnings: India Rs. 55.50 crores ; UK $1,585,659 ; US $1,062,840
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 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
After two stupendous weeks, the collections of David Dhawan`s Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer, `Partner`, fell. Still, the film managed good shares. `Partner` is also a good hit in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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