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Box Office Report for the Week - 23 May 2008
  Bright And Stable Start For ´Jannat´ ; Good Haul For ´Bhoothnath´!
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 Don Muthu Swami  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Ashim Samanta  Producer: Shakti Samanta
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Amitabh
 Starring: Mithun Chakraborty, Hrishita Bhatt, Rohit Roy, Mohit Raina, Dolly Minhas
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will see a clash between Mithun Chakraborty`s `Don Muthuswamy`, Anupam Kher and Rakhi Sawant`s `Dhoom Dadakka` and the animated `Ghatothkach`. While none of the three is expected to create much of an impact at the ticket-window, the well publicized `Ghatothkach` may appeal somewhat to the kids!

 Jannat  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK $96,371  Total Earnings: UK $96,371
 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 Bhatts seem to have hit the bulls-eye with their latest Emraan Hashmi starrer. The lovely start of the Kunal Deshmukh directed `Jannat` has gladdened the hearts of the industry people, more so because the film does not boast of star names, but Pritam and Kamran Ahmad`s hit music and the cricket fever seems to have done the trick, not to forget the super publicity. While the opening day was good in Mumbai, it was very good outside of Mumbai. `Jannat` has also performed reasonably well in the UK, for an Emraan Hashmi starrer

 Jimmy  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores
 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
The debut vehicle of Mithun`s son, Mimoh, went the expected way; disaster!

 Bhootnath  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14.50 crores ; UK$90,309  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14.50 crores ; UK$278,083 ; US$375,509
 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` picked up after a reasonable start, as the weekend progressed, but collections dropped considerably from Monday onwards. Surprisingly, the Amitabh Bachchan starrer has some decent numbers to show, despite the IPL fever! The Amitabh, Juhi, Aman and SRK (special appearance) starrer has however not faired well in the Overseas.

 Tashan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crores ; UK$11,235  Total Earnings: India Rs. 29.25 crores ; UK$682,463 ; US$457,380
 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
Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed multi-starrer, `Tashan`, continues to tumble. But the Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer manages to reduce some losses for YRF, thanks to the Hindi belt! `Tashan` has also been rejected in the Overseas,

 U, Me, Aur Hum  Verdict: Below average to average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.45 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
Ajay Devgan`s directorial venture, `U Me Aur Hum` is on its last legs in India. 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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