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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Jan 2008
  ´Sunday´ Looks Promising; Flops Galore In 2008; Oldies Move On
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 Sunday  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Kumar Mangat and Sunil Lulla
 Music: Sandeep Chowta, Daler Mehndi, Raghav Sachar, Shibani Kashyap, Amar Mohile,Suroor  Lyrics: Farhad, Sajid, Kamran Bari, Daler Mehndi, Virag Mishra, Aditya Dhar
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Ayesha Takia, Irrfan Khan, Anjana Sukhani, Mukesh Tiwari
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The solo release of this Friday is going to be Rohit Shetty`s Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan and Ayesha Takia starrer, `Sunday`. A section of the trade feels that due to the slick promos, popular music and an open week, with an additional Republic day holiday, `Sunday` may see a good to decent weekend run.

 Bombay To Bangkok  Verdict: Flop
 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
Nagesh Kukunoor`s Shreyas Talpade starrer, `Bombay To Bangkok`, failed to create any impact at the ticket window. And that comes as no surprise as the dull to poor opening was expected. The film has already been declared a flop.

 Halla Bol  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $29,146  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $132,082
 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 poor show of Rajkumar Santoshi`s Pankaj Kapur, Ajay Devgan and Vidya Balan starrer, `Halla Bol`, has shocked a section of the trade, which was expecting it to pick up by positive word-of-mouth. It is estimated that Pyramid Saimira, which had procured the worldwide distribution rights of the film will lose at least 10 crores. `Halla Bol` has also failed in the UK.

 My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crores
 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
The E. Niwas directed Nikhil-Amrita starrer, `My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves`, has turned out to be a total loss making enterprise.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Superhit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crores ; UK $31,646  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46 crores ; UK$619,814; US $1,204,660
 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 `Eid-Christmas` release, Aamir Khan`s `Taare Zameen Par`, is still strong at the 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: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crores ; UK $12,315  Total Earnings: India Rs. 69.75 crores; UK $1,762,418
 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 another fall, though its run in the North and Central India, Gujarat and also the interiors, is still quite impressive. In the Overseas, producer Firoz Nadiadwala`s Feroze, Anil, Nana, Akshay and Katrina starrer has already been declared a superhit.

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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