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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 Aug 2007
  ´Heyy Babyy´ To Open Well, ´Marigold´ Fails Expectedly , ´Chakde! India´ Netts Over 20 crores
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 Heyy Babyy  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala (Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment)
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Sameer and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, and Boman Irani
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This Friday will see the release of Sajid Nadiadwala`s Akshay, Fardeen, Riteish, Vidya and Juanna (baby) starrer, `Heyy Babyy`. Given the popular music, Akshay`s box-office clout (especially in comic roles), the movie is expected to take a good start at the ticket window both in India and Overseas.

 Kaisay Kahein..  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Smita Thackeray`s well made `Kaisay Kahein...`, featuring newcomers like Rajveer and Sheetal Shah, is no `Love Story` or `Bobby` and pitted against a still strong `Chakde! India` and the might of `Heyy Babyy`, one can only feel bad and sad for Smita!

 Marigold  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK $44,726  Total Earnings: UK $44,726
 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
`Marigold` turns out to be a dull fare with bleak chances. The dubbed version of the Salman-Ali Larter starrer, with just 12 prints in Bombay-Thane, was off to a poor start and outside of Bombay, the opening was weak almost everywhere. The English version of `Marigold` has also opened simultaneously. Its fate at the box-office will also be poor. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas

 Kaafila  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK $4,563  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK $30,517
 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
`Kaafila` is an expected and unmitigated disaster. The movie has also failed in the UK.

 The Blue Umbrella  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores
Vishal Bhardwaj`s National Award winning, `The Blue Umbrella` has had a dull first week and given the sparse release and the first week total, it is an unquestionable flop.

 Chak De India  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20.25 crores ; UK $161,388 ; US $246,984  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.25 crores ; UK $593,805 ; US $732,426
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 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-Vidya Malavde starrer, `Chakde! India`, had a dramatic pick up in India and it was obvious and once again predictable. In the Overseas, the critical acclaim and the positive word of mouth have helped the movie and it has now steadied there.

 Partner  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crores ; UK $20,454  Total Earnings: India Rs. 59.25 crores ; UK $1,605,108 ; US $1,062,840
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.16
 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
David Dhawan`s Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer, `Partner`, is still bringing in the moolah. The movie has now entered the blockbuster region! `Partner` is also a good hit in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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