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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 Feb 2007
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 Black Friday  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.20 crores
 PB Rating: 10.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Arindam Mitra
 Music: Indian Ocean  Lyrics:
 Starring: Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastava, Pavan Malhotra, Pratima Kazmi, Vijay Maurya, Gajraj Rao
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
For a much delayed (starless) film , that most in India had had already seen on pirated DVDs , it is indeed a creditable performance.

 Eklavya  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $812,262 , UK $319,265  Total Earnings: US $812,262 , UK $319,265
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra  Producer: Vinod Chopra Productions
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Sharmila Tagore, Boman Irani, Jimmy Shergill, and Raima Sen
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The heavily priced multistarrer has had an excellent weekend, after a mixed first day. As per the distributors claim it earned 11.50 crores in 3-days from India. However, Monday onwards a noticable fall was observed. The movie has also fared well in the Overseas specially in US.

 Guru  Verdict: Hit to superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crores , US $28,000 , UK $11,376  Total Earnings: India Rs. 38.80 crores, US $2,087,000 , UK $973,302
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Mani Ratnam  Producer: Mani Ratnam
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, and Arya Babbar
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The movie sustains very well even in the 5th week and specially so in the cities. `Guru` gets a boost in Uttar Pradesh due to tax exemption by the state government.

 Traffic Signal  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 7.60 crores
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Percept Pictures
 Music: Shamir Tandon  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Kunal Khemu, Neena Chandra, Konkana Sen Sharma, Sudhir Mishra, Ranvir Shorey
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
It is definately a signal for director Madhur Bhandarkar to stop and rethink.. After `Page 3` his `Corporate` barely managed to break even in some circuits and the below par performance of his latest offering will stick out like a red mark in his report card as `Traffic Signal` has done well only in parts of Bombay and Maharashtra in the second week.

 Vivah  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs .29.30 crores , UK: £250,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 433 unique users): 4.92
 Director: Sooraj Barjatya  Producer: Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Ravindra Jain  Lyrics: Ravindra Jain
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Seema Biswas, Aloknath, Anupam Kher, Lata Sabbarwal, Samir Soni, and Amrita Prakash
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
After the debacle of `Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon`, Sooraj Barjatya finally tastes success. With the oft-repeated traditional milieu and subject, `Vivah` has the same soap-operatic melodrama, this time though made on a significantly lower budget with a low-key cast. With a clever distribution strategy using a limited number of prints, the film sold reasonably runs steady even in its 14th week. Another critically trashed film, another financial success.

 Bhagam Bhag  Verdict: Hit to Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 42 crores
The Akshay-Priyadarshan combination ( this time with Govinda) continues to conquer the box-office with their third success in a row . The movie also impresses in the UK while the US collections are not available.

 Salaam-E-Ishq  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.70 crores , UK $51,057  Total Earnings: Rs. 23 crores, US $1,822,582 , UK $1,509,347
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Nikhil Advani  Producer: MAD Entertainment Ltd. and Oriot Pictures Ltd.
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Vidya Balan, John Abraham, Govinda, Salman Khan, Shannon Esrechowitz, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, and Anjana Sukhani
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The heavily priced multistarrer crashed is breathing its last and while the Indian distributors will lose about Rs. 4.50 crores (barring Bombay & Delhi circuit, where Eros released it), the exhibitors across India are set to lose a whopping Rs. 2.5 to 3 crores . However Eros can take solace from the fact that the movie is a superhit in the Overseas.

 Undertrial  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crores
Hard hitting subjects, based on true incidents are not alawys successful and `Undertrial` is another example of that.

 Parzania (English)  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.80 crores
Despite critical acclaim, the film based on the sensitive issue of the Gujarat carnage, fails to get commercial success.

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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