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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 Dec 2007
  "Hanuman´ May Surprise ; ´Welcome´ Dominates Globally; ´Taare Zameen Par´ Picks
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 Return Of Hanuman  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Percepts Picture Company`s animated `Return Of Hanuman`, earlier titled `Hanuman Returns`, depends on patronisation from the younger audience and its success depends heavily on that. The movie may just surprice due to the good publicity.

 Showbiz  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other new release, `Showbiz` may be a no show at the ticket window, as the USP of the Bhatt camp ventures, popular and melodious music is missing.

 Welcome  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
The critically panned Feroze, Anil, Nana, Akshay, Katrina and Mallika (guest appearance) starrer `Welcome`, was off to an extraordinary start in Bombay. By and large the opening was fantastic everywhere. The film also held its collections over the week. The Anees Bazmee directed `Welcome` is also doing roaring business in most overseas markets, specially in the UK, but is not on the same level in US, as per initial indications.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $352,568  Total Earnings: US $352,568
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 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
The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca Chopra starrer, `Taare Zameen Par`, was off to a slow start in Bombay but picked up quite well to end the day on a good note. Outside of Bombay, the critic favourite movie was fair in some circuits and dull in others. Once again a pronounced pick up was noticed in cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The positive word-of-mouth seems to be working in a big way for Aamir Khan`s directional debut venture. In the Overseas, `Taare Zameen Par` has faired poorly in the UK, but is doing much better in the US.

 Dus Kahaniyaan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10 crores ; UK $148,640 ; US$219,071
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
The collections of Sanjay Gupta`s `Dus Kahaniyaan`, which were poor in the first week, declined further. `Dus Kahaniyaan` has already failed in the Overseas.

 Aaja Nachle  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crores ; UK $788,570 ; US $473,806
 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
Yash Raj`s `Aaja Nachle` had a reasonably steady third week. As Yash Raj have released it globally, it is now a safe project for them. Overall, the movie has also fared decently in the Overseas, especially in the UK.

 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India 16 crores ; UK $219,338 ; US $125,547
UTV`s John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal` manages to stay in the top 5 for another week. However, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal` has failed in the Overseas.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India 85.25 crores ; UK $2,622,627 ; US $3,597,372
 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
Farah Khan`s joyride with `Om Shanti Om` continues with another steady week with just a 30 percent fall, as compared to the previous week! In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om` is already a blockbuster.

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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