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Box Office Report for the Week - 28 Feb 2008
  ´Mithya´ Sneaks Through ; ´Jodhaa Akbar´ Trudges Along To Safety !
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 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 24.75 crores ; UK$336,765 ; US$702,120  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24.75 crores ; UK$1,335,677 ; US $2,505,703
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar  Producer: Ronnie Screwala (UTV Motion Pictures) and Ashutosh Gowarikar
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Suhasini Mulay, Raza Murad, Punam Sinha, Rajesh Vivek, Pramod Moutho, and Ila Arun
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
With no significant release till March 7th, the focus remains on the February 15 release, Ashutosh Gowariker`s `Jodhaa Akbar`. After a good first weekend, the movie fell significantly from Monday onwards, but again had a rewarding second weekend. The makers have come forth with a 10-day total of around 35 crores from India, and that takes the UTV project into the safety zone. The Hrithik-Aishwarya starrer `Jodhaa Akbar` is already a superhit in the Overseas, with US being outstanding.

 Super Star  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.65 crores
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rohit Jugraj  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Abhijit Vaghani  Lyrics: Sabeer Ahmad, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Kunal Khemmu, Tulip Joshi, Aushima Sawhney, Reemma, Sharat Saxena, Darshan Jariwala, Kishorie Shahne, Aman Verma
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Rohit Jugraj`s `Super Star` has crashed out totally in its second week

 Mithya  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India 1.15 crores  Total Earnings: India 4.75 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rajat Kapoor  Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
 Music: Sagar Desai  Lyrics:
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Harsh Chhaya, Saurabh Shukla, Vinay Pathak, Iravati Harshe, Brijendra Kala, Iklaq Khan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
The much appreciated `Mithya` from Planman Motion Pictures also fell quite heavily. One feels that with an open week, or with a less formidable opponent as compared to the might of `Jodhaa Akbar`, it could have once again gone the `Bheja Fry` way for the director, Rajat Kapoor. All the same, given its rock bottom budget and selling prices, `Mithya` is almost an average in India

 Sunday  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crores ; UK $387,898
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Rohit Shetty`s Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan and Ayesha Takia starrer `Sunday` seems to be ending its run, but manages to take itself to safety.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 59.20 crores ; UK $675,177 ; US $1,223,869
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 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 directorial debut venture, `Taare Zameen Par` takes a huge fall for the first time and that in its ninth week. The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer has performed extremely well in the US but has under-performed in the UK. But given the overall collections in the Overseas circuit, `Taare Zameen Par` is a hit there.

 Welcome  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 74.50 crores ; UK $1,790,460
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Our last entry for the week is Anees Bazmee`s global blockbuster, the Feroze, Anil, Nana, Akshay and Katrina starrer, `Welcome`. The film has more or less ended its run barring the Bombay circuit.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Maatr' & 'Noor' Fail ; 'Begum Jaan' Disappoints; 'Naam Shabana' Is Alright!
 • Bumper Weekend For 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' ; 'Jolly LLB 2' Is A Hit ; 'Rangoon' Fails!
 • Good To Decent Start For Akshay's 'Jolly LLB 2' ; 'Kaabil' Hrithik & 'Raees' Shah Rukh Succeed
 • Aamir's ATBB 'Dangal' Hits A Triple Century ; 'Wajah Tum Ho' & 'Befikre' Are Below Average!
 • Fair Start For Vidya's 'Kahaani 2' ; SRK-Alia's 'Dear Zindagi' Succeeds ; Ranbir's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Is Hit , 'Shivaay' Fails!
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