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Box Office Report for the Week - 20 Dec 2007
  'Welcome' To Dominate 'Taare Zameen Par' ; New Releases Fail
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 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 413 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Aamir Khan  Producer: Aamir Khan
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shailendra Barve (Guest)  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi and Amole Gupte (Guest)
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Darsheel Safary, and Tisca Chopra
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Anees Bazmee`s Feroz, Anil, Nana, Akshay, Katrina and Mallika (guest appearance) starrer, `Welcome`, is going in for high number of prints, both in India and abroad. Given Akshay Kumar`s present form, the Firoz Nadiadwala venture is all set for a bumper start.

 Welcome  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anees Bazmee  Producer: Firoz A. Nadiadwala
 Music: Sajid Wajid, Anand Raj Anand, Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Ibrahim Ashq, Sameer, Anand Raj Anand, Anjaan Sagari
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Mallika Sherawat, Feroz Khan
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
`Actor perfectionist`, Aamir Khan`s directorial debut venture, `Taare Zameen Par`, is off to the expected critical acclaim. The makers` are going in with a selected number of around 300 prints, mainly at good cinemas. `Taare Zameen Par` will have a slow start, but will pick up as the week progresses.

 Dus Kahaniyaan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8 crores ; UK $148,640 ; US$219,071
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Apoorva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Jasmeet Dhodi, Sanjay Gupta, Shyam Benegal, Mishra  Producer: White Feather Films
 Music: Gourov Dasgupta, Bappa Lahiri, Shafqat Ali Khan, Anand Raj Anand  Lyrics: Virag Mishra, Panchhi Jalonvi, Ambar Hoshiyarpuri, Ibrahim Ashq
 Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Singh, Anita Hasnandani, Anupam Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Jimmy Shergill, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Manoj Bajpai, Masumeh,Minissha Lamba, Nana Patekar, Naseerhudin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Neha Oberoi, Parmeet Sethi, Rohit Roy, Sanjay Dutt, Shabana Azmi, Sudhanshu Pande, Suniel Shetty, Tareena Patel
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sanjay Gupta`s `Dus Kahaniyaan` could not generate interest anywhere. Though there has been appreciation of the film in certain quarters, there is little or no hope for it at the ticket window. `Dus Kahaniyaan` has already failed in the Overseas.

 Khoya Khoya Chand  Verdict: Supreme disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 1.75 crores
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sudhir Mishra  Producer: Prakash Jha (Holi Cow Studios)
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Soniya Jehan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Sushmita Mukherjee, and Dimple Sharma
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Sudhir Mishra`s Shiney Ahuja-Soha starrer `Khoya Khoya Chand` is a supreme disaster, as was obvious from the first show. The movie is also a washout in the Overseas.

 Aaja Nachle  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15 crores ; UK $788,570 ; US $473,806
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Meanwhile Yash Raj`s `Aaja Nachle` had a pronounced fall in its second week. But given its budget and the worldwide earnings, and also the fact that Yash Raj have released it globally, the Anil Mehta directed, Madhuri Dixit starrer will not be a loss making venture for its producers. `Aaja Nachle` has done better in the Overseas, specially in the UK.

 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores  Total Earnings: India 15.20 crores ; UK $219,338 ; US $125,547
UTV`s John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal` is now ending its run in India. The Vivek Agnihotri directed venture is now an average in India. However, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal` has failed in the Overseas.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 83.50 crores ; UK $2,622,627 ; US $3,597,372
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 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
Farah Khan`s `Om Shanti Om` dropped a lot (compared to the initial blitzkrieg), but in effect it was just a fall of 50 percent from the fourth to the fifth week. In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om`, already a blockbuster, continues its record breaking run.

 Jab We Met  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30.25 crores ; UK $867,194
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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` continues its rock-steady run in India and now becomes the second superhit of Shahid Kapoor`s career, the first being last year`s, `Vivah`. The movie is also a big success in the UK, taking into account the release cost.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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