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Bollywood box-office report of the week

November 23, 2007 12:34:33 PM IST
Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
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The only true blue new release this Friday is going to be UTV Motion Pictures' John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani and Naveen Andrew starrer, DHAN DHANA DHAN GOAL. One feels that the music of the film had a lot of potential but needed more time to grow and the 'Diwali' release OM SHANTI OM will again be very strong, next weekend. As a result, GOAL may not be able to perform to its full potential. However, the performance in UK is expected to be good.

As there were no releases last Friday, let us checkout the opening week performance of the first 'Diwali' release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali's SAAWARIYA. As we had indicated last week itself, the Ranbir, Sonam, Salman (special appearance) and Rani starrer could not hold its collection after the first three days. The collections nosedived on the 4th and 5th day. Still, thanks mainly to the first weekend, SAAWARIYA has managed to yield a distributors share of around 12 crore. Checking out the numbers, SAAWARIYA collected 3.55 crores from Bombay, 1.15 crores from Ahmedabad, 4.50 lakhs from Valsad, 38 lakhs from Baroda, 3.25 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 4.60 lakhs from Mehsana, 1.10 lakhs from Deesa, 1.60 lakhs from Patan, 1 lakh each from Dahod and Veraval, 4 lakhs from Palanpur, 19 lakhs from Rajkot, 6.65 lakhs from Jamnagar, 7.50 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 2 lakhs from Porbandar, 1.30 lakhs from Surendarnagar, 1.70 lakhs from Junagarh, 1.20 lakhs from Jetpur, 2 lakhs from Bhuj, 1.20 lakhs from Madhapur, 3.50 lakhs from Gandhidham, 2.85 lakhs from Solapur, 7.50 lakhs from Nasik, 1.52 crores from Delhi city, 19 lakhs from Noida, 31.20 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 24.15 lakhs from Lucknow, 6.40 lakhs from Agra, 5.70 lakhs from

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Meerut, 2.80 lakhs from Bareilly, 2.80 lakhs from Aligarh, 23.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 9 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.10 lakhs from Panipat, 18.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.20 lakhs from Jabalpur, 3 lakhs each from Amravati and Akola, 2.85 lakhs from Raipur, 2.75 lakhs from Bhilai, 2.10 lakhs from Durg, 1.40 lakhs from Chandrapur, 17.50 lakhs from Indore, 3.55 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.70 lakhs from Gwalior, 38.70 lakhs from Jaipur, 6.30 lakhs ( gross) from Ajmer, 4.10 lakhs (gross) from Bikaner, 1.85 lakhs from Guwahati, 3.80 lakhs from Aurangabad and 3.15 lakhs from Vijaywada. In its first week SAAWARIYA has netted around 20 crores from India and trade believes that its makers will be lucky not to lose around 10 crores, even if all its earnings are pooled together, given the huge budget and involved costs. In the Overseas, SAAWARIYA's collections fell heavily. The movie has so far grossed $805,054 from the US and $554,271 from UK.

The second 'Diwali' release, Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM recorded phenomenal collections, both in India and Overseas. The film held its own even during the weekdays, with some fall only on Thursday. The first week distributor’s share of OM SHANTI OM is in the range of 27-28 crores! Checking out the opening week numbers, OM SHANTI OM collected 7.30 crores from Bombay, 1.90 crores from Ahmedabad, 19.50 lakhs from Anand, 4 lakhs from Nadiad, 61 lakhs from Baroda, 10 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 8.10 lakhs from Mehsana, 8 lakhs from Deesa, 4.30 lakhs from Patan, 2.80 lakhs from Dahod, 1 lakh each from Balasinor and Petlad, 2.65 lakhs from Visnagar, 1.35 lakhs from Mauda, 1.50 lakhs from Godhra, 1.30 lakhs from Kalol, 26.75 lakhs from Rajkot, 9.60 lakhs from Jamnagar, 8.90 lakhs (gross) from Bhavnagar, 3 lakhs from Adipur, 24.50 lakhs from Nasik, 3 crores from Delhi city, 39.20 lakhs from Noida, 81.85 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 48 lakhs from Lucknow, 7.50 lakhs from Agra, 2.65 lakhs from Mathura, 11.30 lakhs from Meerut, 2.10 lakhs from Moradabad, 1.55 lakhs from Bulanshahar, 1.20 lakhs from Pilkhuwa, 3 lakhs from Bareilly, 11.10 lakhs from Aligarh, 50 lakhs from Gurgaon, 16.60 lakhs from Faridabad, 3.45 lakhs from Panipat, 43.40 lakhs

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from Nagpur, 4.85 lakhs from Jabalpur, 5.70 lakhs from Amravati, 4.35 lakhs from Akola, 19.80 lakhs from Raipur, 5.72 lakhs from Bhilai, 2.30 lakhs each from Durg and Yavatmal, 2 lakhs from Gondia, 3.35 lakhs from Wardha, 1.20 lakhs from Bhandara, 1.10 lakhs from Bhandara, 4.50 lakhs from Chandrapur, 1 lakh from Ballarpur, 2.65 lakhs from Sagar, 35.75 lakhs from Indore, 2 lakhs from Gwalior, 6.55 lakhs from Ajmer, 5.75 lakhs (gross) from Bikaner, 3.10 lakhs from Guwahati, 1.77 crores from Calcutta, 6.50 lakhs from Latur, 5.25 lakhs from Gulbarga, 20.45 lakhs from Aurangabad, 5 lakhs from Vijaywada and 1.15 crores from Hyderabad. In its opening week, OM SHANTI OM has established a new record, netting in excess of 40 crores from India and the movie is already a semi-hit to hit, despite its heavy price. The Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal and Shreyas Talpade starrer is already a blockbuster in the Overseas, grossing $1,997,013 from UK and $2,892,773 from the US.

Coming to one of the earlier releases, JAB WE MET, the Shahid-Kareena starrer took a huge but expected fall in the third week, obviously due to the two 'Diwali' biggies. Checking out the numbers, the Imtiaz Ali directed film collected 46 lakhs from Bombay, 6.30 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 2.20 lakhs from Baroda, 1.85 lakhs from Rajkot, 1.15 lakhs from Jamnagar, 10.50 lakhs from Delhi city, 1.70 lakhs from Noida, 7.25 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 4.75 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.25 lakhs from Agra, 3.25 lakhs from Gurgaon, 2 lakhs from Indore, 2.65 lakhs from Jaipur, 1.60 lakhs from Aurangabad and 7.75 lakhs from

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Hyderabad. JAB WE MET adds another 2 crores for a three week all-India total of 24 crores and is a clean hit in India. The movie is also a good success in the UK with $ 800,000, specially in view of the costs involved.

Moving on to Priyadarshan's BHOOL BHULAIYAA, the film also had a heavy fall and for the same reason as JAB WE MET. However it had another decent week collecting 26 lakhs from Bombay, 4.65 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 3.55 lakhs from Baroda, 2.35 lakhs from Rajkot, 2 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.30 lakhs from Bhavnagar, 1.20 lakhs from Veraval, 4.15 lakhs from Delhi city and 2.10 lakhs each from Lucknow , Agra and Hyderabad. In its latest run, the Akshay, Vidya, Shiney and Rajpal starrer obtained 1.25 crores for a five week all-India haul of 52.50 crores and is now the biggest hit of Akshay Kumar's career. 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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