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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 Nov 2007
  ´Jab We Met´ Succeeds ; ´No Smoking´ Sinks ; ´Bhool Bhulaiyaa´ Races To 41 crores
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 Jab We Met  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $319,992  Total Earnings: UK $319,992
Imtiaz Ali`s Shahid-Kareena starrer, `Jab We Met`, got the benefit of a very popular music by Pritam and all the publicity that the lead pair got. Still, the opening has not been as spectacular across India as is being publicised. The opening was quite good in some cities like Delhi, Jaipur and Gurgaon but was below the mark at places like Lucknow, Jodhpur and Indore, though a pick up was noticed by the evening. However, given the below 10 crore budget, and the expected multiplex patronization at big centres, `Jab We Met` looks on course to be a successful film. `Jab We Met` has had an impressive start in the UK.

 No Smoking  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $22,204  Total Earnings: UK $22,204
 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
`No Smoking`, was off to a very poor opening in Bombay and by and large the opening was horrifyingly weak everywhere. The Anurag Kashyap directed film is too abstract for the audience to understand and is going to bomb miserably. `No Smoking` has also failed in the UK.

 Mumbai Salsa  Verdict: Awaited
 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` was off to an extremely weak start and looks all set to flop.

 Bal Ganesh  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The animated `Bal Ganesh` too had a poor start and looks a failure but will succeed in the DVD circuit.

 Speed  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
 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
Dull pre-`Diwali` days have resulted in another casualty and it is Vikram Bhatt`s (producer) Zayed, Urmila, Aashish, Sanjay and Aftab starrer, `Speed`.

 Laga Chunari Mein Daag  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores ; UK $119,752 ; US $49,953  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores ; UK $1,271,664 ; US $651,836
 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
Any chance of a recovery in the second week by Yash Raj`s Jaya, Rani, Konkona, Kunal and Abhishek (extended special appearance) starrer, `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag`, disappeared, as the already beleaguered movie took a sharp fall (barring Calcutta) everywhere. The movie has failed in India. `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag` is doing hit business in the UK, though it is comparitively quite ordinary in the US.

 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 15.60 crores ; UK $80,724 ; US $98,327  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41 crores ; UK $1,297,971 ; US $1,069,952
 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
T-Series` Priyadarshan directed Akshay, Shiney, Vidya, Amisha and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` maintained quite well in the second week, despite a noticeable fall in the week days. The movie enters the hit plus category. `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` is also a good hit 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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