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Box Office Report for the Week - 15 May 2008
  ´Jannat´ May Cash In On IPL ; ´Bhoothnath´ Picks Up During The Weekend
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 Jannat  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri & Neelesh Mishra
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Samir Kochhar, and Sonal Chauhan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The only major release of the coming Friday is the Bhatt camp venture, `Jannat`. The Kunal Deshmukh directed Emraan Hashmi and Sonal Chauhan starrer is sure to have a decent start at the ticket window. And that because of some brilliant publicity, super music and the craze of the nation, cricket as its theme, in the midst of the Indian Premier League frenzy!

 Bhootnath  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: US$127,693 ; UK$330,246  Total Earnings: US$127,693 ; UK$330,246
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vivek Sharma  Producer: Ravi Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla,Aman Siddiqui, with a special appearance by Shah Rukh Khan
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
Ravi Chopra’s Vivek Sharma directed `Bhoothnath` got a reasonable start, based on interesting promos and excellent release timing for the target audience, the kids. What is important to note here is that despite the fact that the first day had a so-so start in Bombay and a dull one at many other places, the film picked up as the weekend progressed. However, the Amitabh, Juhi, Aman and SRK (special appearance) starrer has failed to impress in the Overseas.

 Jimmy  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Raj N Sippy  Producer: Nawman Malik, Salman Malik
 Music: Anand Raj Anand, Bappa Lahri, Vijay Verma  Lyrics: Ranbir Pushp, Virag Mishra, Anand Raj Anand
 Starring: Mimoh Chakraborty, Zulfi Syed, Aashish Vidyarthi, Ehsaan Khan, Rati Agnihotri, Vikas Kalantri, Rahul Dev, Shakti Kapoor, Nilofer, Gargi Patel, Pooja Singh, Vallabh Vyas
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Mimoh Chakraborty`s debut ventures turns out to be the expected debacle.

 Mr.Black Mr.White  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crores ; UK$51,321.
 Director: Deepak Shivdasani  Producer: Bipin Shah
 Music: Tauseef Akhtar, Jatin-Lalit, Shamir Tandon  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul, Upasna Singh, Vrajesh Hirjee, Tania Zaetta, Sharat Saxena, Mahima Mehta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Mr. White Mr. Black` has predictably failed to make an impact. The film managed poor collections in its first week. The Arshad Warsi , Suneil Shetty and Sandhya Mridul starrer has been outrightly rejected in the UK.

 Anamika  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: Unprintable!  Total Earnings: Unprintable!
 Director: Anant Mahadevan  Producer: Bhanwar Lal Sharma
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra, Aarti Chhabria, Achint Kaur, Prithvi Zutshi, Gulshan Grover
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Anamika` has failed miserably. The film’s extremely poor collections confirm its disaster status.

 Pranali  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: Unprintable!  Total Earnings: Unprintable!
 Director: Hirdesh Kamble  Producer: Nikhil Mathur/Harward Entertainment
 Music: Kailasa (Kailash Kher, Paresh Kamath, & Naresh Kamath)  Lyrics: Anil Pandey
 Starring: Nargis, Upyendra Limaye, Raman Trikha, Sudha Chandran, Vinay Apte, and Hemant Pandey
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Pranali- The Tradition` is also a huge debacle, though it has fared somewhat better than `Anamika` in Bombay.

 Tashan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crores ; US$14,884 ; UK$18,718  Total Earnings: IndiaRs. 25.50 crores; US$457,380 ; UK$658,584
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekar  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dhandlani, Kausar Munir
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
All hopes of Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed multi-starrer, `Tashan`, getting the benefit of a multiplex release (though a week late) came crashing down, just like the collections of the Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer! `Tashan` has also been rejected in the Overseas.


 U, Me, Aur Hum  Verdict: Below average to average
 Weekly Earnings: IndiaRs. 0.65-0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23 crores ; UK$811,670 ; US$1,028,191
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ajay Devgan  Producer: Devgan Entertainment Software Ltd. (Ajay Devgan)
 Music: Vishal Bharadwaj  Lyrics: Munna Dhiman
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Divya Dutta, Isha Shervani, Sumeet Raghavan, and Karan Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Adult
Meanwhile Ajay Devgan`s `U Me Aur Hum`, could not capitalize on the lack of opposition and fell heavily in its fourth week. The Ajay-Kajol starrer is already a good success in the Overseas.

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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