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Box Office Report for the Week - 30 Nov 2007
  Ordinary Start To ´Aaja Nachle´ ; Mixed Opening For ´Goal´ ; ´Om Shanti Om´ Crosses 65 crores
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 Aaja Nachle  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Anil Mehta  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Jaideep Sahni, and Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Akshaye Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Irfan Khan, and Divya Dutta
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
This week will see Madhuri Dixit`s comeback vehicle, `Aaja Nachle`. The Anil Mehta directed Yash Raj project banks heavily on the (dancing) queen`s star power and dance prowess. While that may work at some multiplexes and maybe in the Overseas, `Aaja Nachle` is not expected to be a big success.

 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $116,428 ; US $91,245  Total Earnings: UK $116,428 ; US $91,245
Last Friday`s solo release, Vivek Agnihotri`s John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal`, got off to a mixed start, as we had indicated. While Bombay saw an ordinary first day (picked up during the evening and night shows), places like Jaipur and Bengal saw a fairly nice start. While overall success looks difficult for the UTV project, `Goal` may prove to be an average earner at a few circuits, thanks to the reasonable selling prices there. The biggest setback for UTV must be the ordinary performance in the Overseas.

 Saawariya  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crores ; UK $23,677 ; US $35,293  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.75 crores ; UK $619,404 ; US $885,574
 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, `Saawriya`, crashed by over 80 percent in the second week, much to the shock of the makers. Even in the Overseas `Saawariya` has had an ordinary run, after a good opening weekend. The performance though is much better, as compared to India.


 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India 25 crores ; UK $239,940 ; US$ 274,288  Total Earnings: India 65 crores ; UK $2,419,722 ; US$3,421,520
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 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 Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika, Arjun and Shreyas starrer, `Om Shanti Om`, continues its great run (even in the second week), falling by just around 35-40 percent, at the major centers. In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om`, already a blockbuster, continues its record breaking run

 Jab We Met  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.60 crores ; UK $15,677  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.60 crores ; UK $854,174
 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
Shahid-Kareena starrer, `Jab We Met`, seems to be on an inspired and rejuvenated comeback. The collections (that usually fall) saw a jump of around 30 percent from the third to the fourth week! The movie is also a good success in the UK, especially in view of the costs involved.


 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 53.25 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 Akshay, Vidya, Shiney and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa`, managed to get its distributors some additional profit, specially from the Bombay circuit, even in the sixth week. The movie is also a good hit in the Overseas

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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