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Box Office Report for the Week - 22 Nov 2007
  Premature ´Goal´! ; ´Om Shanti Om´ Sets Record With 40 crores ; ´Saawariya´ Gets 20 crores
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 `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal`  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The only new release of this Friday is going to be UTV Motion Pictures` John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani and Naveen Andrew starrer, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal`. The music of the film had a lot of potential but needed more time to grow and the `Diwali` release, `Om Shanti Om` will again be very strong, next weekend. However, the performance in UK is expected to be good.


 Saawariya  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 20 crores ; UK $98,336 ; US $150,208  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20 crores ; UK $554,271 ; US $805,054
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Monty Sharma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guest)  Lyrics: Sameer, Nusrat Badr, and Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Zohra Sehgal, and Begum Para
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The first `Diwali` release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s Ranbir, Sonam, Salman (special appearance) and Rani starrer, `Saawariya`, could not hold its collections after the first three days. The collections nosedived on the 4th and 5th day. Still, thanks mainly to the first weekend, `Saawariya` has managed to yield a distributors share of around 12 crore. Trade sources believe that the makers will be lucky not to lose around 10 crores(worldwide), even if all its earnings are pooled together, given the huge budget and involved costs. The collections of `Saawariya` have also fallen heavily in the Overseas.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: Semi-hit to hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 40 crores ; UK $513,804 ; US $756,342  Total Earnings: India Rs 40 crores ; UK $1,997,013 ; US$2,892,773
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 402 unique users): 5.19
 Director: Farah Khan  Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, and Kumaar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, and Malaika Arora Khan
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
The second `Diwali` release, Farah Khan`s, `Om Shanti Om` recorded phenomenal collections, both in India and Overseas. The film held its own even during the weekdays, with some fall only on Thursday. The first week distributors share of `Om Shanti Om` is in the range of 27-28 crores and it is a new record as is its first week India total, and by a long way! The Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal and Shreyas Talpade starrer is already a blockbuster in the Overseas


 Jab We Met  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores ; UK $19,762  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24 crores ; UK $825,351
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 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
The Shahid-Kareena starrer, `Jab We Met` took a huge but expected fall in the third week, obviously due to the two `Diwali` biggies. Apart from India, the movie is also a good success in the UK, specially in view of the costs involved.


 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 52.50 crores ; UK $1,097,797 ; US $1,374,552
 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
Priyadarshan`s `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` also had a heavy fall and for the same reason as `Jab We Met`. Despite that, it is now the biggest hit of Akshay Kumar`s career. `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` is also a good hit in the Overseas.

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