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Bollywood box-office report of the week

December 12, 2007 2:08:54 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The coming Friday will see the release of Sahara One Motion Pictures' Kay Kay Menon, Jimmy Shergill, Nadana Sen and Sonali Kulkarni starrer, STRANGERS. Though the film looks interesting, it is not expected to cut much ice with the audience because of lack of star power.

Coming to last Friday's releases, Sanjay Gupta's DUS KAHANIYAAN was not expected to take a flying start, but the dull opening in Bombay and the weak start almost everywhere comes as a disappointment. On the whole DUS KAHANIYAAN may be a different experience for the audience but the experience for the distributors may not be a happy one. The movie has also underperformed in the Overseas, grossing $80,447 from the UK and $176,726 from the US.

The second release, KHOYA KHOYA CHAND, may have got the critics excited, but not the audience, who expectedly rejected the movie from the first show itself. The Sudhir Mishra directed film had a horrifyingly weak first day in Bombay and a frighteningly poor start elsewhere. It is obvious that KHOYA KHOYA CHAND has disaster written all over it. The Shiney Ahuja and Soha Ali Khan starrer is also a washout in the Overseas.

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Yash Raj's Madhuri Dixit starrer manages to get decent collections despite a dull start. It goes without saying that the only 'star' of AAJA NACHLE (as per the director), the last 'superstarni' of Bollywood, Madhuri Dixit, manages to show her star power to her detractors. During the week, the Anil Mehta starrer collected 1.92 crores from Bombay, 45 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.10 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 7.40 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.50 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.40 lakhs from Solapur, 5.35 lakhs from Nasik, 1.10 crores from Delhi city, 11.60 lakhs from Noida, 16 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 10.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.20 lakhs from Agra, 1.15 lakhs from Bareilly, 2.30 lakhs from Aligarh, 12.75 lakhs from Gurgaon, 5.50 lakhs from Faridabad, 11.80 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.20 lakhs from Akola, 13.50 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Sehore, 2.40 lakhs Bhopal, 14.60 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.40 lakhs from Bikaner, 1.45 lakhs from Guwahati, 42.25 lakhs from Calcutta, 1.30 lakhs from Vijaywada, 2.45 lakhs from Aurangabad and 33.75 lakhs from Hyderabad. In its first week AAJA NACHLE has netted a decent 11 crores, and given the cost, its a creditable effort. The real surprise comes from the Overseas, where AAJA NACHLE has held on quite well grossing $660,238 from the UK and $425,488 from the US, both up to the second weekend.

The other release of the same week, Myth Productions' GAURI THE UNBORN, was never expected to achieve anything and expectedly had poor collections to show. The movie collected 8 lakhs from Bombay, 1.15 lakhs from Ahmedabad and 2.25 lakhs from Delhi city. With barely 25 lakhs from India in its opening week, the Atul Kuulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta starrer, GAURI THE UNBORN is a disaster.

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View Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal Movie Stills

Meanwhile Vivek Agnihotri's John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL, fell heavily in its second week. Looking at numbers, GOAL collected 42 lakhs from Bombay, 13.25 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 1.70 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.50 lakhs from Nasik, 35.50 lakhs from Delhi, 6 lakhs from Noida, 8.30 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 3.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 8.20 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2.35 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.25 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh each from Amravati and Jaipur, 4.45 lakhs from Indore, 1.20 lakhs from Aurangabad and 11.60 lakhs from Hyderabad. During the week DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL collected another 3 crores for a two week all-India total of 14 crores. DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL is a below average from India, based on its cost. GOAL has failed in the Overseas, grossing $117,101 from the US (up to 2nd December) and $216,941 from the UK.

Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM continues its good weekend runs. During the week, OM SHANTI OM collected 73 lakhs from Bombay, 11.55 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.20 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.10 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 1.57 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.05 lakhs from Solapar, 2.20 lakhs from Nasik, 39 lakhs from Delhi city, 6.10 lakhs from Noida, 8 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 8.25 lakhs from Lucknow, 1.30 lakhs from Agra, 1.50 lakhs from Bareilly, 6.40 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3 lakhs from Faridabad, 5 lakhs from Nagpur, 1.60 lakhs each from Jabalpur and Amravati, 1.20 lakhs from Akola, 1.45 lakhs from Raipur, 1 lakh from Chandrapur, 3.20 lakhs from Indore, 9.65 lakhs from Jaipur, 21 lakhs from Calcutta, 3.15 lakhs from Aurangabad, 1.70 lakhs (gross) from Vijaywada and 24.40 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 5 crores, the Shah Rukh, Arjun, Shreyas and Deepika starrer has netted an unbelievable 81 crores in just four weeks from India. It is obvious that OM SHANTI OM is an ATBB (All Time Blockbuster). In the Overseas, OM SHANTI OM, already a blockbuster, continues its record breaking run. The film has so far grossed $2,612,385 from UK and a new record gross of $3,561,742 (up to 6th December) from the US.

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Meanwhile the Shahid-Kareena starrer, JAB WE MET, continues its rock-steady reign at the ticket window. Looking at the numbers, JAB WE MET collected 20.50 lakhs from Bombay, 2.65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 20 lakhs from Delhi city, 2.25 lakhs from Noida, 4 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 1.80 lakhs from Lucknow, 1 lakh from Agra, 3.30 lakhs from Gurgaon, 1.85 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Nagpur, 1 lakh from Indore, 1.40 lakhs from Jaipur and 4.75 lakhs from Hyderabad. With another 1.20 crores, the Imtiaz Ali directed film has netted 29.50 crores in six weeks from India. It is certain that next week, JAB WE MET will become the second superhit of Shahid Kapoor's career, the first being VIVAH. The movie is also a big success in the UK grossing $867,194, especially in view of the costs involved.


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