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Box Office Report for the Week - 7 Nov 2008
  ´Ek Vivaah..´ To Impress ; ´Golmaal Returns´ With A Bang ; ´Fashion´ Steady At Multiplexes
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The coming Friday will see two major releases in the form of the Balaji and Popcorn Motion Pictures` `EMI` and Rajshri Production Pvt. Ltd.`s `Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi`. While Sanjay Dutt`s presence in `EMI` may give it some initial advantage, especially in Bombay–Maharashtra, the silent winner in the long run is likely to be the Sonu Sood and Eesha Koppiker starrer ,`Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi`, despite a selective release.

 Fashion  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$33,715 ; US$105,812  Total Earnings: UK$33,715 ; US$105,812
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Sandeep Nath and Irfan Siddhique
 Starring: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Samir Soni, Arbaaz Khan, Arjan Bajwa, and Arbaaz Khan
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The first `Diwali` release, Madhur Bhandarkar`s `Fashion` saw a very good opening in the multiplexes of Bombay. In other circuits, opening was very good in the big cities. However, collections started dropping markedly on the second and third day. Trade predicts that `Fashion` has novelty value but lacks in entertainment for the masses. It will do well in the multiplexes of the big cities but not elsewhere. Considering its cost, `Fashion`would find the going tough, especially because such adult fares don`t fetch too much from sale of the satellite rights. The film has been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 Golmaal Returns  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$309,836  Total Earnings: UK$309,836
The second `Diwali` release, Rohit Shetty`s `Golmaal Returns` took an earth shattering start in Bombay. Outside of Bombay, the opening was bumper everywhere, from North to South and East to West. Collections throughout the 5–day weekend were good to superb. Trade predicts that given the bumper start it has taken, `Golmaal Returns` will keep the territorial distributors and the exhibitors happy and smiling, but cautions the worldwide distributor, Indian Films, to hold on to the celebrations, owing to the heavy price it has paid for the film. The film has grossed decently in the UK, entering the charts at number seven.

 Heroes  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores ; UK$317,224 ; US$587,206
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Samir Karnik  Producer: Bharat Shah, Vikas Kapoor and Samir Karnik
 Music: Sajid-Wajid and Monty  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani and Rahul B. Seth
 Starring: Amrita Arora,Bobby Deol,Mithun Chakraborty,Preity Zinta,Salman Khan,Sohail Khan,Sunny Deol,Vatsal Sheth
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Samir Karnik`s mutistarrer `Heroes` suffered on account of the dull pre–`Diwali` phase but picked up again after `Diwali`. Unfortunately its shows were drastically reduced in the multiplexes after 5–days, to accommodate `Golmaal Returns` and `Fashion` and so `Heroes` had to suffer for no fault of it. The film has however, impressed in the Overseas.

 Roadside Romeo  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores ; UK$106,718 ; US$55,202
Yash Raj Films` expensive animation experiment, `Roadside Romeo`, has done well only in a handful of cities. It is a huge failure for YRF who are also the worldwide distributors. What must be a bigger disappointment is the fact that despite the name Walt Disney (not to forget YRF) associated with it, `Roadside Romeo` has been totally rejected in the Overseas.

 Karzzzz  Verdict: Disastor
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores
 PB Rating: 3.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Satish Kaushik  Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Urmila Matondkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Shweta Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Danny Denzongpa, Imran Hasnee, Rohini Hattangadi, Dino Morea, Raj Babbar, Asrani, Bakhtiyaar Irani
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Composer, singer and actor Himesh Reshammiya`s `Karzzzz` has crashed even further in its second week. The Satish Kaushik directed film is a huge debacle for its worldwide distributors, Big Pictures, who will incur huge losses.

 Hello  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.10 crores
 Director: Atul Agnihotri  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Sajid Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Sharman Joshi,Sohail Khan,Katrina Kaif,Isha Koppikar,Amrita Arora,Gul Panag
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Though the Atul Agnihotri directed `Hello` is breathing its last, it managed to scrape through to safety, thanks mainly to its decent initial weekend and low selling prices.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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