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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Jan 2008
  ´Halla Bol´ & ´MNIAG´ Disappoint ; ´TZP´ & ´Welcome´ Still Stable
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 Bombay To Bangkok  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Nagesh Kukunoor  Producer: Subhash Ghai, Elahe Hiptoola, Rahul Puri (Mukta Arts)
 Music: Pritam, Ronnie Shirish, Salim-Suleiman, Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Mir Ali, Ibrahim Ashq, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Shreyas Talpade, Lina Christianson, Vikram Inamdar, Yatin Karyekar, Naseruddin Shah, Vijay Maurya, Manmeet Singh, Janeva Talwar
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The first new release of of the week is Mukta Searchlight Films` Nagesh Kukunoor directed, Shreyas Talpade and Lina Christianson starrer,`Bombay To Bangkok`. The movie is not expected to achieve much at the ticket window and if it does, it will be a big surprise.

 Tulsi  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the week, the long in the making Irrfan Khan starrer, `Tulsi`, is likely to sink without a trace.

 Halla Bol  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $71,162  Total Earnings: UK $71,162
 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 weak start of especially Rajkumar Santoshi`s Pankaj Kapur, Ajay Devgan and Vidya Balan starrer, `Halla Bol`, has come as a shock to the trade, which had expected the film to open to far better houses. The movie has been sold at price that is quite high for an Ajay Devgan project and that compounds the matter further. `Halla Bol` has also disappointed in the UK.

 My Name is Anthony Gonsalves  Verdict: Awaited
 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
Sahara One Motion Pictures` E. Niwas directed `My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves` had a dull to poor start and is likely to have a poor fate at the box-office.

 Return Of Hanuman  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crores
Anurag Kashyap`s animated `Return Of Hanuman` failed to improve in the second week (after a dull start in the first), crashing further. The outcome is obvious; a failure!

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 9 crores ; UK $35,746  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39 crores ; UK $563,332 ; US $ 1,164,453
 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
Aamir Khan`s `Taare Zameen Par` is still very strong in multiplexes of big cities. The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer has done very well in the US but has underperformed in the UK.But given the overall collections in the overseas circuit, the film is a hit there.

 Welcome  Verdict: Superhit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 9.25 crores ; UK $35,471  Total Earnings: India Rs. 65.25 crores ; UK $1,732,976
 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
Anees Bazmee`s `Welcome` takes a big fall, especially in Bombay city, but still managed substantial collections. In the Overseas producer Firoz Nadiadwala`s Feroze, Anil, Nana, Akshay and Katrina starrer has already been declared a super hit.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.18 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 86 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 Shah Rukh, Arjun, Shreyas and Deepika starrer, `Om Shanti Om`, already the highest netter from India, is ending its run, barring a few centres. The movie is already a blockbuster 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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