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Box Office Report for the Week - 29 Aug 2008
  ´Rock On!!´ And ´Chamku´ Impress The Critics ; ´Phoonk´ And ´Singh Is Kinng´ Are Hits!
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 Upcoming...  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
It`s another crowded week at the ticket window, with yet again four major releases. The list includes Bobby-Priyanka`s `Chamku`, the Tusshar-Raima starrer `C Kkompany`, `Mukhbiir` with Samir Dattani and the Arjun-Farhan project `Rock On!! It is but obvious that it will once again be injurious for the health of all the four releases, though the pack leaders are likely to be `C Kkompany` and `Rock On!!`, while `Chamku` and `Mukhbiir` vying for critical acclaim.


 Phoonk  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Last Friday had a big surprise in store. Contrary to all expectations, the horror film `Phoonk` opened to excellent houses. And that was the scene not just in one or two centres or a couple of circuits, but all over! Based on its low 3crore cost, the Ram Gopal Varma directed film is a clean hit based on just its first week collections, that are awaited, formally!

 Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam`, the companion release of `Phoonk`, took a rather poor start. It is therefore not surprising that the multiplexes have increased the shows of `Phoonk`, while the Rahul-Mallika starrer, `Maan Gaye Mughall-E-Azam`, is destined to fail, barring a miracle.

 Mumbai Meri Jaan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US$13,588  Total Earnings: US$13,588
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Nishikant Kamat  Producer: Ronnie Screwala / UTV Motion Pictures
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Vijay Maurya, Sameer Dharmadhikari
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Mumbai Meri Jaan` was another example of critical acclaim but little box-office rewards. Still all is not lost for the film as it is showing signs of some pick up at select multiplexes, based on positive feedbacks.

 God Tussi Great Ho  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11.50 crores ; UK£17,273  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.50 crores ; UK£1,11,111 ; US$163,756
 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
The Amitabh, Salman, Sohail and Priyanka starrer, `God Tussi Great Ho`, suffered on account of weak promotion and wrong release timing. It did pick up in C.P. Berar and Rajasthan but is quite dull elsewhere. The Rumi Jafery directed film looks like a lost case due to its poor collections. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Bachna Ae Haseeno  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 21.50 crores ; UK£ 52,811 ; US$125,081  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21.50 crores ; UK£2,29,926 : US$549,394
 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
Yash Raj`s Ranbir, Bipasha, Deepika and Minissha starrer `Bachna Ae Haseeno` scored heavily during the weekend but dropped from the 4th/5th day onwards, once the holidays were over. All the same, it generated impressive shares, especially from the multiplexes and major cities. The film is all set to be the next success for Yash Raj after the blockbuster `Chak De India`, almost a year back. `Bachna Ae Haseeno` is fair in the UK but doing quite well in the US.

 Singh is Kinng  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18 crores ; UK £96,282  Total Earnings: India Rs. 61.50crores ; UK£11,75,471 ; 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 Akshay-Katrina starrer `Sing Is Kinng` is extraordinary in North and Overseas (including Pakistan). It did good business in the weekend in other circuits, but fell heavily during the weekdays. Still the two week total is good enough to make the film a hit (flop in Bihar), in India, despite the fancy prices. The film is also big success in the Overseas.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 55.40 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 Imran-Genelia starrer, `Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na`, managed some more profits for its makers. The film completed 50 days of its run in India.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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