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Box Office Report for the Week - 5 Nov 2009
  ´Prem Kahani´ Goes For A ´Jail´ Break ; ´London Dreams´ Drops ; ´Aladin´ Disapppoints!
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This week will see Madhur Bhandarkar’s `Jail` taking on Rajkumar Santoshi’s `Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani`. Given the buzz, innovative and eye catching promos, popular soundtrack and most importantly, the amazing and dew fresh pairing of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, one feels that `APKGK` will win the battle hands down with a good opening. But Bhandarkar has the capacity to spring a surprise and so his Neil Nitin Mukesh and Mugdha Godse starrer, `Jail`, may just bounce back, though initital indications are to the contrary.

 London Dreams  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£142,722 ; US$207,964  Total Earnings: UK£142,722 ; US$207,964
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vipul Shah  Producer: Aashin Shah
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ajay Devgan, Asin Thottumkal, Rannvijay Singh, Brinda Parekh, Om Puri, Khalid Azmi Adithya Roy Kapoor
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vipul Shah`s `London Dreams` had a weak opening in Bombay. Outside of Bombay the opening was good/very good at some places but average at others. Trade feels that given the high budget of 60-65 crores, `London Dreams` will entail losses to its producers. The Salman, Ajay and Asin starrer has under-performed in the Overseas.

 Aladin  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£66,289  Total Earnings: UK£66,289
 Director: Sujoy Ghosh  Producer: Sunil A. Lulla, Sujoy Ghosh
 Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaqueline Fernandes
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sujoy Ghosh`s Amitabh, Ritesh and Jaqueline starrer, `Aladin` saw a poor to weak opening across India. Trade feels that given its big budget of 30-35 crores, it will be a losing preposition for all concerned. `Aladin` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Fruit & Nut and others  Verdict: Flops
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
All the three recent releases- `Love Ka Tadka`, `Fruit & Nut` and `Bal Ganesh 2` - were expected disasters. The worst outcome was reserved for `Love Ka Tadka` followed by `Fruit & Nut` while the animated `Bal Ganesh 2` was somewhat better netting around 0.25 crore.

 Blue  Verdict: Below-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 8.50 crore ; UK£ 13,884  Total Earnings: India Es. 40.50 crore ; UK £440,621
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anthony DSouza  Producer: Dhilin Mehta
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala, Mayur Puri, Rajat Arora, Sukhwinder Singh, Raqueeb Alam
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Zayed Khan, Rahul Dev and Katrina Kaif, Kabir Bedi
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
The Dutt, Akshay, Zayed and Lara starrer, `Blue` crashed beyond repair in the second week. The film is struggling to recover its cost. `Blue` has done reasonably well in the UK, while the US collections have not been disclosed.

 All The Best  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 13.50 crore ; UK£493  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36.50 crore ; UK£104,686 ; US$120,713
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Ajay Devgan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Fardeen Khan, Bipasa Basu, Mugdha Godse, Asrani
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Rohit Shetty’s Dutt, Ajay, Fardeen and Bipasha starrer, `All The Best` maintained well during the second weekend but dropped hard after that. In the Overseas `All The Best` has been out rightly rejected.

 Wake Up Sid  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore ; UK£320  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27.75 crore ; UK £ 250,757 ; US $717,977
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ayan Mukerji  Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar & Karan Johar
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Amit Trivedi (Guest)  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Amitabh Bhattacharya (Guest)
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rahul Khanna, Anupam Kher, Shikha Talsania, Supriya Pathak, Namit Das
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar’s Ayan Mukerji directed `Wake Up Sid` improved over its last week`s (3rd) performance and upgtaded its status. The film has also done well in the Overseas.

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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