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Box Office Report for the Week - 12 Sep 2008
  ´1920´ May Surprise ; ´The Last Lear´ To Get Acclaim ; ´A Wednesday´ Impresses
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 Upcoming...  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This Friday sees as many as three releases in the form of Vikram Bhatt`s horror film `1920`, Randeep Hooda`s `Ru-Ba-Ru` and of course, Amitabh Bachchan`s Rituparno Ghosh directed English language film, `The Last Lear`. One feels that `Ru-Ba-Ru` has nil chances, but the slick horror flick `1920` and especially the extremely well made (and critically acclaimed) `The Last Lear` have the potential to make a mark at the ticket window.

 A Wednesday  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Neeraj Pandey  Producer: Arjun Rizvi Film Company, UTV Motion Pictures, & A Friday Filmworks
 Music: Sanjoy Chowdhary  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Naseeruddhin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw, Gaurav Kapoor, Chetan Pandit
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday saw another surprise after `Phoonk` and `Rock On!!. The film in question is the Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer, `A Wednesday`. Though the film started on a dull note, the technically polished product had the merits to pick up and it did so as the weekend progressed. Given its low budget, the film is surely going to be another success for UTV Motion Pictures.

 Hijack  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Kunal Shivdasani  Producer: Dinesh Vijan
 Music: Justin-Uday  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Shiney Ahuja, Kaveri Jha, K. K. Raina, Esha Deol, Mona Ambegaonkar
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The prospects of Shiney Ahuja and Esha Deol`s `Hijack` look bleak.

 Tahaan  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The well made and shot Anupam, Rahul starrer `Tahaan` is a non starter and is likely to fail.

 Rock On  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 9.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.75 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhishek Kapoor  Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani (Excel Films)
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan and Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Shahana Goswami,Koel Puri
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Abhishek Kapoor`s Arjun-Farhan starrer `Rock On!!` is really rocking. Even the second week has commenced on a rock steady note! The film is sure to get to a much higher rating in the coming weeks.

 C Kkompany  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.60 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.60 crores
Balaji Motion Pictures Ltd.`s `C Kkompany` failed to impress the audience and unless and until there is a miraculous rise in its collections, the film will fail to touch even an average status.

 Chamku  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores
 Director: Kabeer Kaushik  Producer: Vijayta Films
 Music: Monty Sharma  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Bobby Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Ritesh Deshmukh, Irrfan Khan, Danny Denzongpa, Rajpal Yadav, & Arya Babbar
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The poor fate of Kabeer Kaushik`s `Chamku` was obvious even before the movie released. The film is a big failure.

 Phoonk  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.25 crores
Ram Gopal Varma`s surprise hit, the starless `Phoonk` drops but the job has already been done. Unbelievable as it may sound but the 3 crore film can even end up with a super-hit status from India!

 Bachna Ae Haseeno  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34 crores ; UK£301,312 ; US$702,166
 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 Bipasha, Ranbir, Deepika and Minissha starrer, `Bachna Ae Haseeno` maintained rather well.The film is all set to achieve the coveted hit mark next week. `Bachna Ae Haseeno`has also performed quite well in the Overseas

 Singh is Kinng  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 72.70 crores ; UK£ 1,331,869 ; 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` had a rather steady week. The Akshay-Katrina starrer is nearing a super-hit status in India. The film is already a super success in the Overseas

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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