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Box Office Report for the Week - 6 Mar 2008
  ´Black & White´ Looks Promising ; ´Jodhaa Akbar´ Into Profit Zone In India
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 Black and White  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Subhash Ghai  Producer: Subhash Ghai
 Music: Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq
 Starring: Anil Kapoor, Anurag Sinha, Shefali Chhaya, Aditi Sharma, Habib Tanvir, Akash Khurana
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
The coming Friday will have a new release after a few barren weeks! Yes, we we are talking about former showman Subhash Ghai`s Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and newcomer Anurag Sinha starrer, `Black & White`. This time around Ghai has attempted a realistic film, and with different and well made projects doing well, `Black & White` may just about give Bollywood another reason to smile and Subhash Ghai a new lease of life.

 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India 14.30 crores ; UK $201,913 ; US $342,076  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39 crores ; UK $1,678,986 ; US $3,062,298
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
In the absence of any new release, the focus once again remains on Ashutosh Gowariker`s 40 crores `Jodhaa Akbar`. The movie followed its first week pattern of a good weekend, followed by pronounced fall during the weekdays. The fall was rather steep at single screens but the drop was not so huge in the multiplex. In fact, the metros once again proved to be its strongest areas. The UTV project is a blockbuster hit in the Overseas, grossing hugely in the US.

 Mithya  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.65 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.40 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
Planman Motion Pictures` `Mithya` shows good legs in the third week. It is another triumph for the `Bheja Fry` director Rajat Kapoor.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 59.90 crores ; UK $675,177 ; US $1,223,869
 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 directorial debut venture, `Taare Zameen Par`, is still rock steady! The Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan and Tisca Chopra starrer is already a hit in the Overseas, especially due its US run.

 Welcome  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 74.75 crores ; UK $1,790,460
 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` inches towards the 75 crore mark from India and that is likely to be its end total. The Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer is already a superhit in the Overseas, more so because of UK.

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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