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Box Office Report for the Week - 7 Sep 2007
  'Dhamaal' Holds The Edge, 'Aag' Disappoints, 'Heyy Babyy' Impresses, CDI Marches On
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 Dhamaal  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This week`s first new release is the Dutt, Arshad, Riteish and Aashish starrer `Dhamaal. The reasonably priced movie is expected to take a good to decent start due to a good cast, promotion and Indra Kumar`s past record in comedy.

 Darling  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Kishan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar (T-Series)
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam and Prasanna Shekhar  Lyrics: Sameer and Sarim Momin
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar, Zakir Hussain, Pubali Sanyal, Mukesh Bhatt and Nisha Kothari
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other major release of the week, Ram Gopal Varma`s Fardeen-Esha starrer, `Darling`, is not expected to cut much ice with the audience. And that will be because of some funny promos and director Varma`s recent form and reputation.

 RGV Ki Aag  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $109,651  Total Earnings: UK $109,651
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.09
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Ram Gopal Varma
 Music: Ganesh Hegde, Amar Mohile, Prasana Shekhar, Nitin Raikwar  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Sajid, Farhad, Sharim Momin, Nitin Raikwar
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Urmila Matondkar, Mohanlal, Rajpal Yadav, Nisha Kothari, Prashant Raj, Gaurav Kapur, Sushant Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Sachin
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag`, released at 75 cinemas of Bombay-Thane, got of to a weak start. Outside of Bombay, the opening was below the mark almost everywhere, but good in several centers of U.P. But as the week progressed, the film weakened further. It has little or no chances at the box-office. Even in the Overseas, the Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan and Sushmita Sen starrer has been rejected outrightly.

 Victoria No. 203  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Ananth Narayan Mahadevan`s `Victoria No. 203` looks like a half hearted attempt and expectedly the opening was poor across India. A definite disaster and there are no surprises in that outcome.

 Dhokha  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Pooja Bhatt  Producer: Vishesh Films and Fish Eye Network Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: M.M Kreem and Shiraz Uppal (Guest)  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Sayeed Quadri, Khusbir Singh Shaad and Bharat Bhushan Pant
 Starring: Muzammil Ibrahim, Tulip Joshi, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Ashutosh Rana, Vineet Kumar, Aushima Sawhney and Bhanu Uday
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Pooja Bhatt`s `Dhokha` is a good attempt gone wrong in execution and publicity. Though a few of the critics have liked the movie, the opening was dull to weak and the makers cannot hope for more than a fair performance.

 Heyy Babyy  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 27.50 crores ; UK $260,897 ; US $ 369,164  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27.50 crores ; UK $1,082,097 ; US $ 1,207,620
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala (Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment)
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Sameer and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, and Boman Irani
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sajid Nadiadwala`s Akshay, Fardeen, Riteish and Vidya starrer, HEYY BABYY capitalised on a good start and has done very well both in India and Overseas. The movie is expected to be Akshay Kumar`s second global hit of 2007 after `Namastey London`.

 Chak De India  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 8.25 crores ; UK $27,280 ; US $ 98,061  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44 crores ; UK $830,030 ; US $ 1,053,099
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shimit Amin  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Amanda Wilkinson, Sagarita Ghatge, Sarah OíConner, Anaitha Nair, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Shubhi Mehta, Nisha Nair, Sandia Furtado, Kim Snowden, Lalhmingkimi Khiangte, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat, Rania Mascarhanas, Nichola Sequeira and Kimberly Miranda
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Yash Raj`s Shah Rukh Khan-Vidya Malvade starrer, `Chak De! India`, continues to be strong, specially in the cities and with tax-exemptions coming into effect in many states, the movie is set for a long and fruitful run. The Shimit Amin directed movie has also consolidated its position in the Oversaes and is on verge of being declared a hit their also.

 Partner  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore ; UK ¬£ 1,508  Total Earnings: India Rs. 62 crores ; UK ¬£ 825,528 ; US $1,062,840
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.13
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: K. Sera Sera and Sohail Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sanjay Chhel, Shabbir Ahmed and Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Govinda, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
David Dhawan`s Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer `Partner` enters the 50-day and continues to earn for its makers. The movie is also a good hit in the Overseas, specially in the UK.

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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