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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Jul 2008
  Comedy Versus Action ; ´Kismat Konnections´ Impresses ; ´JT...YJN´ Rocks On!
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 Mission Istanbul  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Apoorva Lakhia  Producer: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, Sunil Shetty, Shabbir Boxwala
 Music: Anu Malik, Chirantan Bhatt, Shammir Tandon, Mika Singh  Lyrics: Sameer, Virag Mishra, Shabbir Ahmed, Hamza Faruqui, Ishq Bector, Mika Singh
 Starring: Zayed Khan, Sunil Shetty, Viveik Oberoi, Nikitin Dheer, Shabbir Aluwalia, Shreya Sharan, Abhishek Bachchan (Special Appearance)
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will see action versus comedy as Apoorva Lakhia`s Vivek, Zayed and Shreya Saran starrer `Mission Istaanbul` takes on Ganesh Acharya`s `Money Hai Toh Honey Hai`, featuring Govinda, Manoj Bajpai and Hansika Motwani. While action does impress in certain areas, Govinda in a well made comedy is still a safer bet!

 Kismat Konnection  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US$282,122  Total Earnings: US$282,122
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Aziz Mirza  Producer: TIPS
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed and Sayeed Quadri
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Juhi Chawla, Om Puri, Vishal Malhotra
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week saw a rather tame one sided battle as Aziz Mirza`s Juhi Chawla, Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan starrer `Kismat Konnection` dominated Ram Gopal Varma`s `Contract` from the word go. Though `Kismat Konnection` is a slow movie, it still managed a very good opening in Bombay and by and large the opening was nice everywhere and even so in the smaller circuits. On the other hand, `Contract` saw a poor opening day in Bombay and it was weak everywhere. Trade is not very upbeat on a big hit tag for `KK` but a good success it will be. `Kismat Konnection` has also had an impressive start in the Overseas. `Contract`, despite its low budget of around 6 crores, is another failure for Ram Gopal Varma`.

 Mehbooba  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores ;
 Director: Afzal Khan  Producer: Afzal Khan
 Music: Ismail Darbar  Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Afzal Khan`s much delayed, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Manisha Koirala starrer, `Mehbooba`, is a poor show all the way, and is an unmitigated disaster.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 17 crores ; US$57,122  Total Earnings: India Rs.37.50 crores ; US$539,857
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas Tyrewala  Producer: Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan
 Music: A R Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala
 Starring: Imraan Khan, Genelia Dsouza (Special apperance by Ratna Pathak, Naseerudhin Shah, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Manjari Phadnis)
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Aamir Khan and PVR Pictures` Abbas Tyrewala directed `Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na`is rock steady in its second week. The Imran-Genelia starrer is extraordinary in the multiplexes. Even by the most strict trade classifications `JT...YJN` proves class AA in Bombay and A to A1 in others! The super-hit movie has also done well in the US.

 Love Story 2050  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.75 crores ; UK$97,354
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Harry Baweja  Producer: Pammi Baweja
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Harry Baweja`s `Love Story 2050`, starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra, had a huge crash of well over 80 percent in its second week. The film is a global trade disaster. Trade estimates that Adlabs have lost close to 20 crores with `LS 2050`

 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23 crores ; UK$473,706 ; US$335,874
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kunal Kohli  Producer: Aditya Chopra, Kunal Kohli
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan,Rani Mukherjee,Rishi Kapoor,Baby Shriya Sharma, Sharat Saxena, Razzak Khan,Mahesh Thakur,Amisha Patel (and introducing Rachit Sidana, Akshat Chopra, Taranna Raja Kapoor)
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj`s joint production with director Kunal Kohli, `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic`, continues to crash. The Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerjee starrer is a worldwide flop for Yash Raj Films and also for the first time producer Kunal Kohli.

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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