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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Mar 2008
  Wrong Timing For ´26th July At Barista´ ; ´Black &White´ Disappoints
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 Race  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Kumar Taurani, Ramesh Taurani (Tips Films)
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, and Sameera Reddy
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The only worthwhile new release of the coming Friday is going to be Radha Pushpa Entertainments` `26th July At Barista`. With Rohini Hattangadi being the only known name associated with the film, nothing much is expected from the Mohan Sharma directed venture. It is obvious that it is Abbas-Mustan`s `Race` that the audience is waiting for and `26th July At Barista` has been released at the wrong time.

 Black and White  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $51,220  Total Earnings: UK $51,220
 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
Subhash Ghai`s Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and newcomer Anurag Sinha starrer, `Black & White`, failed to impress the audience. It must be mentioned here that the initial of the was never expected to be great but was much lower than the predictions. The film is also poor in the UK.

 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India 9 crores ; UK$97,659 ; US$118,115  Total Earnings: India Rs. 48 crores ; UK$1,870,544 ; US$3,232,773
 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
With another open week, yet again the focus of attention was Ashutosh Gowariker`s Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer, `Jodhaa Akbar`. For the third consecutive week, it was the same story, rewarding weekend followed by ordinary weekdays. But the net outcome is another stable week. `Jodhaa Akbar` is a blockbuster in the Overseas, with US being extraordinary.

 Mithya  Verdict: Average to above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.75 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
`Mithya` surprises with another quite stable week. It now appears that the film will touch the above average status from India by next week. And that is a great achievement considering the cast, budget and the genre.

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 60.30 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`, shows tremendous sustaining power, even in the eleventh week. 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. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 74.90 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
It is now clear that Anees Bazmee`s `Welcome` will end its run around the 75 crore mark from India. 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 »
 • 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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