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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Aug 2008
  Multiple Releases But No Winners ; ´Bachna Ae. .´ Scores Over ´God Tussi..´ ; Huge Week For ´Singh Is Kinng´
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 Upcoming...  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
It`s going to be one crowded week this Friday with as many as four new films listed for release. The impressive line-up includes `Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam`, `Phoonk`, `Mumbai Meri Jaan` and `My Friend Ganesha 2`. One feels that so many new releases, with the older ones still doing well is suicidal. Evaluating the chances, the front runners are likely to be `Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam` and `Phoonk`.

 Bachna Ae Haseeno  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£96,756 ; US$322,431  Total Earnings: UK£96,756 ; US$322,431
 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
Released at 76 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs through Yash Raj Film Distributors, `Bachna Ae Haseeno` had an excellent start. Outside of Bombay the opening was very good in the big cities and good elsewhere. The Bipasha, Ranbir, Minissha and Deepika starrer will have an impressive first week. The performance is expected to be best in cities like Bombay, Pune, Delhi, Calcutta, Hyderabad and Bangalore in India. `Bachna Ae Haseeno` is decent in the US but ordinary in UK.

 God Tussi Great Ho  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK £51,800; US $121,432  Total Earnings: UK £51,800; US $121,432
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Rumi Jaffery  Producer: Afzal Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Shabbir Ahmed, Sajid Farhad, Deven Shukla
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Manisha Koirala, Sohail Khan, Satish Kaushik, Anumpan Kher, Dilip Tahil, Sanjay Mishra, Beena Kak
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`God Tussi Great Ho`, released at 85 cinemas of Bombay and suburbs through EROS Multimedia Pvt. Ltd, had a fair start. Outside of Bombay the opening was not up to the mark at many places. The Amitabh, Salman and Priyanka starrer is not expected to achieve much , except at single screens The film has also disappointed in the Overseas.

 Singh is Kinng  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 43.50 crores ; UK£178,035 ; US$348,577  Total Earnings: India Rs. 43.50 crores ; UK£951,247 ; US$1,907,733
 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
Vipul Shah`s Anees Bazmee directed `Singh Is Kinng` has recorded outstanding collections in the first week. The collections however dropped noticeably after the weekend in circuits other than Delhi-U.P. and East Punjab, but picked up again 8th day onwards due to the holiday weekend. In its opening week the Akshay-Katrina starrer has created a new first week record. The film though still has some more work to do before it can be called a hit, thanks to its fancy selling prices to sub-distributors in many circuits. The movie has fared impressively in the Overseas, despite a huge fall.

 Ugly Aur Pagli  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.60 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8 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
After a so-so first week, Pritish Nandy Communications` `Ugly Aur Pagli` crashed heavily in its second. The Ranvir-Mallika starrer however crawls to safety.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.55 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
Unaffected by any competition, Aamir Khan and PVR Pictures` Abbas Tyrewala directed `Jaane Tu..Ya Jaane Na` continues to gallop on. The blockbuster Imran-Genelia starrer has also done extremely well in the US.

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