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Box Office Report for the Week - 15 Aug 2008
  ´Bachna Ae..´ Holds The Edge Over ´God Tussi..´ ; ´Singh Is Kinng´ Opens Big!
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 Bachna Ae Haseeno  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Siddarth Anand  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Vishal & Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Bashu, and Minissha Lamba
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This week sees an interesting clash between Yash Raj`s Bipasha, Ranbir, Minissha and Deepika starrerr `Bachna Ae Haseeno` and EROS International`s Rumy Jafry directed Amitabh, Salman and Priyanka venture, `God Tussi Great Ho`. Given the promotion and the hype one feels that the Siddharth Anand directed `Bachna Ae Haseeno` may just about score over Afzal Khan`s `God Tussi Great Ho`. Both the films will get the advantage of three additional holidays during the week. However, there will also be a strong competitor in the form of Vipul Shah`s week old, `Singh Is Kinng`, which is expected to again show a strong performance in the holiday weekend.

 Singh is Kinng  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£493,281; US$1,198,721  Total Earnings: UK£493,281; US$1,198,721
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anees Bazmee  Producer: Vipul Shah
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey, Kiron Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Kamal Chopra, Yashpal Sharma, Om Puri, Sonu Sood, Sudhanshu Pandey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The Anees Bazmee directed `Singh Is Kinng`, released at 96 cinemas of Bombay and suburbs through Studio 18, saw a very good start. Its opening was outstanding in East Punjab, Delhi and parts of U.P. and ranged from good to very good at other places. The film has netted around 27-28 crores during its first weekend in India. Trade feels that the Akshay-Katrina starrer `Singh Is Kinng` has the merits to score, especially in Northern India (East Punjab and Delhi-U.P.) because of its Punjabi flavour but given the high selling prices, the sailing may not be as smooth in the other circuits. The film is expected to be a runaway hit in the Overseas, especially UK and Canada.

 Ugly Aur Pagli  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.35 crores
 Director: Sachin Khot  Producer: Pritish Nandy
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Amitabh Verma
 Starring: Ranvir Shorey, Mallika Sherawat, Zeenat Aman, Tinu Anand, Sushmita Mukherjee, Priyanka Sharma, Vihang Nayak, Bharti Achrekar, Payal Rohatgi, Sapna Bhavnani, Manish Anand,
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Pritish Nandy Communications` `Ugly Aur Pagli` failed to appeal to its target multiplex audience, who found the comedy quite crude. Thankfully, given its reasonable budget and price the the Mallika-Ranvir starrer will get to a below average status from here.


 Mission Istanbul  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8 crores
 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
After an ordinary first week, Apoorva Lakhia`s `Mission Istaanbul` cashed badly. The Vivek, Zayed starrer has failed at the ticket window.

 Money Hai Toh Honey Hai  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crores
The Ganesh Acharya directed, `Money Hai Toh Honey Hai`, has very poor collections to show after its dismal opening week. The film is a dismal failure.

 Kismat Konnection  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.1.50 crores  Total Earnings: IndiaRs.28 crores; US$490,154
 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
After a big crash in its second week, Aziz Mirza`s `Kismat Konnection` takes a further tumble in its third and is on its way out from the cinemas. The Shahid Vidya starrer failed to improve its status at the box-office. The film has fared quite well in the US.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 54 crores; US$604,037
 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`, has another quite steady week to show. The Imran-Genelia starrer has had a good run in the US too!

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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