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Box Office Report for the Week - 3 Jan 2008
  New Releases Disappoint ; ´Welcome´ Holds Fort ; ´Taare Zameen Par´ Improves
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 Showbiz  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Even before the collections are out, it is obvious that the next venture from the Bhatt`s camp, `Showbiz`, has failed at the ticket window.

 `Return Of Hanuman`  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Percept Picture Company`s `Return Of Hanuman` too has taken ashockingly low start across India and likely to fail at the ticket window`

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores ; $311,667  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores ; UK $131,279 ; US $974,864
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.18
 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
One of the last major release of the previous year, `Taare Zameen Par`, picked up at the multiplexes/cineplexes and big cities like Bombay, Delhi, Pune, Gurgaon, Calcutta, Hyderabad etc. The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer is exceptional in Mysore and Tamil Nadu, but is not upto the mark in C.P. Berar, C.I., Rajasthan and parts of North India. However, given its steady and improved run, the Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer is expected to move to a much higher rating, in the coming weeks. In the Overseas, `Taare Zameen Par` is fairing extremely well in the US, but is poor in the UK.

 Welcome  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 35 crores ; UK $732,344
 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
`Welcome` has dominated `Taare Zameen Par` from the word go, across India and in most Overseas circuits(barring US). During its first week, `Welcome` has done splendidly. Despite the high selling prices, the Anees Bazmee directed film is already a semi-hit in India, given the huge collections. The movie is sure to move up to a much higher status, within the next couple of weeks. The collections in the overseas circuit too are fabulous at most places, barring US (collections awaited). In fact, `Welcome` may turn out to be Akshay Kumar`s biggest overseas hit.


 Aaja Nachle  Verdict: Below Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crores ;  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.80 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
During its 4th week, Yash Raj`s `Aaja Nachle` had a significant fall and is on its last legs. However, due to the fact that Yash Raj are also the global distributors, the Madhuri Dixit starrer will not be a loss making venture for them. In fact, once the non-theatrical revenues are accounted for, it may even bring in a small amount of profit.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 85.60 crores ; UK $2,622,627 ; US $3,597,372
 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
Farah Khan`s `Om Shanti Om`, continues to hang on against all odds. The ATBB (All Time Blockbuster), starring Shah Rukh, Arjun, Shreyas and Deepika has now achieved the highest ever total for any Hindi movie, going past the record set by `Dhoom :2`. In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om` is already a blockbuster.

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