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Bollywood box-office report of the week

December 5, 2007 1:07:32 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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This Friday will see two contrasting releases, Sudhir Mishra's Shiney-Soha starrer KHOYA KHOYA CHAND and Sanjay Gupta's multistarrer, DUS KAHANIYAAN. Of the two it is obvious that DUS KAHANIYAAN will be the front runner while KHOYA KHOYA CHAND may lag behind. One must add that the audio albums (which influences the opening) of both the ventures is doing/selling reasonably, but once again its the Sanjay Gupta venture that has its nose in front.

Theoretically, Madhuri Dixit's much awaited comeback venture, Yash Raj's AAJA NACHLE , had everything going for it But as we had indicated in our last report, the task of the Anil Mehta venture succeeding in a big way looked difficult. Distributed mostly by Yash Raj Films', AAJA NACHLE was off to a dull start in Bombay and the opening was weak almost everywhere. In the Overseas, AAJA NACHLE was very ordinary in the US grossing, $257,500, but quite decent in the UK, with $348,316 (with a good print average), during the first weekend.

The other release of last Friday, Myth productions' Atul Kulkarni-Rituparna Sengupta starrer, GAURI THE UNBORN, also had a dull start in Bombay and was poor to weak elsewhere. The movie is all set to be a losing proposition, despite its low costs.

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Checking out the first week performance of Vivek Agnihotri's John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL, the movie failed to get impressive collections, though the performance was better at the multiplexes. GOAL collected 1.47 crores from Bombay, 47 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.25 lakhs from Baroda, 1.30 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 6.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.90 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.05 lakhs from Solapur, 4.75 lakhs from Nasik, 1.25 crores from Delhi city, 20 lakhs from Noida, 15.40 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.80 lakhs from Agra, 1 lakhs from Bareilly, 2.50 lakhs from Aligarh, 12.70 lakhs from Gurgaon, 8 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.10 lakhs from Panipat, 9.30 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.65 lakhs from Amravati, 1.30 lakhs from Akola, 1.20 lakhs Raipur, 14 lakhs from Indore, 2.60 lakhs from Bhopal, 2 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.65 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.35 lakhs from Bikaner, 1.20 lakhs from Guwahati, 2.55 lakhs from Aurangabad, 4.75 lakhs from Vijaywada and 30.35 lakhs from Hyderabad. In its opening week, DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL has netted around 11 crores from India. With another decent week it may just about scrape to an average status in India. In the Overseas, GOAL had done poor business, grossing $91,245 from US ( up to the first weekend) but is comparatively better in the UK, grossing $203,296, up to the second weekend.

Moving on to the 'Diwali' releases, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Ranbir, Sonam, Salman (special appearance) and Rani starrer, SAAWARIYA, it crashed further. The movie collected 8.50 lakhs from Bombay, 2.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 4.60 lakhs from Delhi city, 6 lakhs from Noida, 1.15 lakhs from Ghaziabad and 8 lakhs from Jaipur. With another 75 lakhs during its latest outing, SAWAARIYA has netted 24.50 crores in three weeks from India and is a flop. Even in the Overseas, SAAWARIYA has had an ordinary run, after a good opening weekend. The film has grossed $885,574 in the US and $630,783 in the UK. Though the performance is much better, as compared to India.

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The second 'Diwali' release, Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM is still raking in the moolah, during the weekends. In fact, it gave the new releases a good run for their money at many centers. During the week, OM SHANTI OM collected 1.75 crores from Bombay, 31.40 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.80 lakhs from Baroda, 1.40 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 5.80 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.65 lakhs from Jamnagar, 2.50 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.65 lakhs from Solapur, 4.20 lakhs from Nasik, 1.10 crores from Delhi city, 13.10 lakhs from Noida, 12.10 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.15 lakhs from Agra, 2 lakhs from Bareilly, 1.10 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.75 lakhs from Faridabad, 10.65 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.31 lakhs from Amravati, 2.40 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.65 lakhs from Akola, 2.30 lakhs from Raipur, 1.40 lakhs each from Chandrapur and Sehore, 8.15 lakhs from Indore, 1.05 lakhs from Ujjain, 3.50 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.10 lakhs from Bikaner, 21 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.35 lakhs from Guwahati, 52 lakhs from Calcutta, 6.85 lakhs from Aurangabad, 10 lakhs from Vijaywada and 30 lakhs from Hyderabad. During the week, the Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika, Arjun and Shreyas starrer added more than 11 crores and has so far netted in excess of 76 crores in three weeks from India. OM SHANTI OM is now a blockbuster hit in India and is still quite strong, specially during the weekends. In the Overseas, OM SHANTI OM, already a blockbuster, continues its record breaking run. The film has so far grossed $2,584,716 from the UK and a new record gross of $3,421,520 (up to the last weekend) from the US.

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Meanwhile the Shahid-Kareena starrer, JAB WE MET, continues its rock-steady run. Looking at the numbers, JAB WE MET collected 34 lakhs from Bombay, 5.50 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 24 lakhs from Delhi city, 3.15 lakhs from Noida, 3.60 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1 lakh from Agra, 4.50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.65 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.90 lakhs each from Nagpur and Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Aurangabad and 3.50 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 1.70 crores, JAB WE MET has netted 28.30 crores in five weeks from India and may touch the superhit status, given its reasonable budget and prices. The movie is also a big success in the UK grossing $864,204, especially in view of the costs involved.

Finally let us move on to Priyadarshan's BHOOL BHULAIYAA. The movie is ending its run in India, barring Bombay circuit and parts of Central India. The T-Series venture collected 8.70 lakhs from Bombay and 2.55 lakhs from Ahmedabad. Collecting around 25 lakhs, the Akshay, Vidya, Shiney and Rajpal starrer has so far netted an impressive 53.50 crores in seven weeks from India and is a superhit. The movie is also a good hit in the Overseas with $1,374,552 from UK and $1,097,797 from the US.


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