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Box Office Report for the Week - 11 Jan 2008
  ´Halla Bol´ Vs. ´MNIAG´ -Interesting Clash ; Old Releases Still Rule
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 Halla Bol  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Rajkumar Santoshi  Producer: Samee Siddiqui
 Music: Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Mehboob Kotwal
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan and Pankaj Kapoor
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The first major release of 2008 will be Rajkumar Santoshi`s Ajay Devgan, Vidya Balan and Pankaj Kapoor starrer, `Halla Bol`. The lavishly mounted and hard hitting film is expected to impress the critics and the audiences of intelligent cinema.

 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: E. Niwas  Producer: Bhushan Kumar/Red Chilies Entertainment
 Music: Pritam, Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, D. Santosh, Daya Shanker Pandey, Javed Shaikh, Lillete Dubey, Mithun Chakraborty, Mukesh Tiwari, Nikhil Dwivedi, Pawan Malhotra, Saurabh Shukla
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Giving company to `Halla Bol` will be E. Niwas`s Mithun, Nikhil Dwivedi , Amrita Rao and Anupam Kher starrer, `My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves`. The interesting looking and innovatively publicised movie may just surprise at the ticket window, maybe in a small way!

 Showbiz  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 0.25 crores
The latest venture from the Bhatts` camp, Raju Khan`s Tushar Jalota, Mrinalini Sharma starrer `Showbiz` is a total loss-making film.

 Return Of Hanuman  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.35 crores
Anurag Kashyap` animated `Return Of Hanuman` has poor collections to show in the opening week. However, it has fared much better than `Showbiz`.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 13 crores ; UK $68,719 ; US $102,347  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30 crores ; UK $503,255 ; US $1,104,337
 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
Coming to last year`s releases, Aamir Khan`s directorial debut venture, `Taare Zameen Par`, the movie is superb in the multiplexes. However, it continues to do ordinary in C.P. Berar, C.I. and Rajasthan. The movie has done very well in the US but has underperformed in the UK. Though the overall collections in the overseas circuit, makes it a hit there.

 Welcome  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 21 crores ; UK $98,787  Total Earnings: India Rs. 56 crores ; UK $1,667,087
 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
Meanwhile Anees Bazmee`s critically panned `Welcome` continues to rule the box-office and uniformly across all circuits, at both single screens and multiplexes. The collection fell by about 35-40 percent but it still manages fantastic shares. Trade attributes the fall to the big collections in the first week. The movie is also big sucess in the Overseas with Indian Rs. 18 crores so far.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 85.80 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
After completing 50 days and also becoming the biggest grosser in Bollywood history, Farah Khan`s `Om Shanti Om` movie marches on. The Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shreyas Talpade and Deepika Padukone starrer is already a blockbuster in the Overseas, grossing more than 36 crores (equivalent Indian Rupees).


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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