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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Oct 2007
  ´Jab We Met´ To Lead The Pack ; ´Bhool Bhulaiyaa´ Decimates ´Laaga .... Daag´
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 Jab We Met  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Dhillin Mehta
 Music: Pritam and Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Dara Singh, Kiran Juneja, Saumya Tandon
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Imtiaz Ali`s `Jab We Met` is expected to be the front runner from the bunched releases of this week. And the makers have to thank the popular music and the `in-headlines` lead pair of Shahid and Kareena for that!

 No Smoking  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Vishal Bharadwaj Pictures Pvt. Ltd. and Big Screen Entertainer
 Music: Vishal Bharadwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: John Abraham, Ranvir Shorey, Joy Fernandez, Ayesha Takia, and Paresh Rawal
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anurag Kashyap`s John-Ayesha starrer, `No Smoking` may impress the critics but is not likely to make much of an impact outside select multiplexes.

 Bal Ganesh  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The animated `Bal Ganesh` has more chances of success in the DVD circuit, rather than at the cinemas.

 Mumbai Salsa  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Monoj Tyagi  Producer: Surendra Sharma, Amita Bishnoi, Bhagwanti Gabrani,
 Music: Adnan Sami  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Linda Arsenio, Indraneel Sengupta, Dilip Thadeshwar, Manjari Phadnis, Vir Das and Neelam Chauhan.
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The starless `Mumbai Salsa` is not likely to make an impact anywhere, except for a few Bombay multiplex.

 Speed  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Harry Baweja
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Aashish Chaudhary, Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora, Sanjay Suri, Sophie Chaudhary, Tanushree Datta, Urmila Matondkar, and Zayed Khan
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The inevitable fate of Vikram Bhatt`s Zayed, Urmila, Aashish, Sanjay and Aftab starrer, `Speed`, was obvious to one and all and the film was a non-starter from day one. The opening varied from poor to weak and it will be out of the cinemas before it catches even a little speed. The movie will entail losses to all concerned.

 Laga Chunari Mein Daag  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11.50 crores ; UK $243,212 ; US $141,674  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.50 crores ; UK $975,746 ; US $552,338
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pradeep Sarkar  Producer: Aditya Chopra and Pradeep Sarkar
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Amey Pandya, Baby Shriya Sharma, Hema Malini, Murli Sharma, Kamini Kaushal Tinu Anand, Harsh Chhaya, Sushant Singh, Taraana Raja, Suchitra Pillai, Ninad Kamat
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
As was expected, Yash Raj`s Jaya, Rani, Konkona, Kunal and Abhishek (extended special appearance) starrer, `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag`, failed to appeal to the audience. The Yash Raj project was decimated worldwide (barring UK, where the gap was not so pronounced) by T-Series` `Bhool Bhulaiyaa`. The week`s numbers make the outcome obvious. The movie has done a very ordinary business in the US but is doing extremely well in the UK.

 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 25.60 crores ; UK $219,292 ; US $292,843  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.60 crores ; UK $1,054,139 ; US $909,169
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi, Vikram Gokhale, Rasika Joshi, Vineeth, Tareena Patel
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other `Eid` release, T-Series` Priyadarshan directed Akshay, Shiney, Vidya, Amisha and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa`, scored heavily on account of a very good start and audience patronisation. The most important aspect is that the movie had a good run across all circuits. `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` is also doing very well in the Overseas.

 Dhol  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17.50 crores ; UK $91,559
Sibling rivalry seems to have taken its toll on another Priyadarshan project, `Dhol`. The movie takes a big tumble in its fourth week. `Dhol` remains a semi-hit in India (hit in Bombay). However, `Dhol` has flopped in the UK.

 `Dhamaal`  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30.40 crores ; UK $464,752
Indra Kumar`s Dutt, Arshad, Riteish, Jaaved and Aashish starrer, `Dhamaal` too takes a fall but has managed to scrape through to a hit status in India. The movie is also a good average in the UK

 Chak De India  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.45-0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India 64.50 crores ; UK $867,265 ; US $1,120,404
 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 Malvade starrer, `Chak De! India, had its first major fall in the tenth week. The reason is that the VCD/DVD have been released by the makers. But the movie manages to enter the all time blockbuster region. `Chak De! India` has already succeeded in the overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • 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!
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