Planet Bollywood

Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Mar 2008
  Bumper Start For ´Race´ ; ´Black & White´ Fails To Improve
  - Abid           Let us know what you think about this box-office report
 

 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
Abbas-Mustan`s much awaited `Race`, produced by Tips Films and starring Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy, is off to a bumper start across India. It comes as no surprise because the 35 crore `Race` was always going to embark on a flying start. And with almost 800 theatres running `Race`, the first week, full of holidays, is expected to be huge.

 Black and White  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.70 crores ; UK $15,829  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.70 crores ; UK $88,627
 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 Anurag Sinha starrer, `Black & White`, faired badly at the box-office, despite good reviews in the media. But all is not lost as the makers are still hopeful that the tax-exemptions (already in Delhi and Maharashtra) may just about help the 7-8 crore film get to safety. The film has been rejected in the UK

 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: Semi-hit to hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.60 crores ; UK $46,247 ; US$ 70,040  Total Earnings: India Rs. 53.60 crores ; UK $1,964,240 ; US $3,336,296
 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
The only major success of the year so far, Ashutosh Gowariker`s Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer, `Jodhaa Akbar`, has another stable week to show. Once again the collections fell by less than fifty percent, as compared to the previous week. `Jodhaa Akbar` is already a blockbuster in the Overseas.

 Mithya  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.22 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 5 crores ( approx.)
 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
Rajat Kapoor`s `Mithya` manages another decent. And that makes the film a reasonable success in India, based on its associated distribution costs. A very creditable performance indeed, one has to admit!

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 50.60 crores ; UK $675,177 ; US $1,223,869
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.18
 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` has another decent week to show. The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer is also a hit in the Overseas, with US being quite good.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • 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´
Archives of all Box Office Reports ...

Comments About Us Contact Us Advertise Terms of Service Privacy Policy