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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Feb 2007
  Guru continues to surprise
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 Guru  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 cr , US $60,000 , UK $17,190  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36.05 cr , US $2,049,000 , $954,668
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Mani Ratnam  Producer: Mani Ratnam
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, and Arya Babbar
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
With another steady week `Guru` is set for a higher rating , based on our classification system . `Guru` is already a superhit in the Overseas.

 Traffic Signal  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.30 cr.  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.30 cr.
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Madhur Bhandarkar  Producer: Percept Pictures
 Music: Shamir Tandon  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Kunal Khemu, Neena Chandra, Konkana Sen Sharma, Sudhir Mishra, Ranvir Shorey
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
It is definately a signal for director Madhur Bhandarkar to stop and rethink. After `Page 3` his `Corporate` barely managed to break even in some circuits and the below par performance of his latest offering will stick out like a red mark in his report card as `Traffic Signal` has done well only in parts of Bombay, Maharashtra and South. The movie dropped from the (first) Monday, everywhere.

 Vivah  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 cr.  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.805cr. , UK: £250,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 413 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Sooraj Barjatya  Producer: Rajshri Productions Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Ravindra Jain  Lyrics: Ravindra Jain
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Seema Biswas, Aloknath, Anupam Kher, Lata Sabbarwal, Samir Soni, and Amrita Prakash
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
After the debacle of `Mein Prem Ki Deewani Hoon`, Sooraj Barjatya finally tastes success. With the oft-repeated traditional milieu and subject, `Vivah` has the same soap-operatic melodrama, this time though made on a significantly lower budget with a low-key cast. With a clever distribution strategy using a limited number of prints, the film sold reasonably runs steady even in its 12th week. Another critically trashed film, another financial success.

 Dhoom 2  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 cr.  Total Earnings: India Rs. 84.55 cr. , US: $2.3M, UK: £882,000 (As of 12/3)
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 413 unique users): 5.08
 Director: Sanjay Gadhvi  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, and Rimi Sen
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: General
With its collosal starcast, `Dhoom:2` has rocked the local and overseas market despite its high distribution costs. A true, solid, popcorn blockbuster, `Dhoom 2` is one of Yashraj Films` most significant successes despite an average response from the critics. The big budget and excellent marketing have indeed paid off well.

 Bhagam Bhag  Verdict: Hit to Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 cr.  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41.75 cr , UK £502,501
The Akshay-Priyadarshan combination ( this time with Govinda) continues to conquer the box-office with their third success in a row. The movie also impresses in the UK while the US collections are not available.

 Salaam-E-Ishq  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 cr , US $170,354 , UK $129,193  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21.30 cr , US $1,822,582 , $1,370,861
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Nikhil Advani  Producer: MAD Entertainment Ltd. and Oriot Pictures Ltd.
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Vidya Balan, John Abraham, Govinda, Salman Khan, Shannon Esrechowitz, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, and Anjana Sukhani
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The heavily priced multistarrer crashed by almost 70 to 80 percent in the second week and while the Indian distributors will lose about Rs. 4.50 crores ( barring Bombay & Delhi circuit, where Eros released it), the exhibitors across India are set to lose a whopping Rs. 2.5 to 3 crores. However Eros can take solace from the fact that the movie is a superhit in the Overseas.

 Parzania (English)  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.25 cr.  Total Earnings: India 0.65 cr
Despite critical acclaim, the film based on the sensitive issue of the Gujarat carnage, fails to get commercial success.

 Risk  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 cr.
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Vishram Sawant  Producer: K. Sera Sera Productions
 Music: Akbar Sami, Bapi-Tutul  Lyrics: Amitabh Varma-Sundhir
 Starring: Vinod Khanna, Randeep Hooda, Seema Biswas, Tanushree Dutta, Yashpal Sharma, Anant Jog, Makrand Deshpande
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vinod Khanna`s comeback movie was dominated by Randeep Hooda. However it sank without a trace despite good performances.

 Anwar  Verdict: Flop
 Director: Manish Jha  Producer: Rajesh Singh/Dayal Creations
 Music: Mithoon, Pankaj Awasthi, and Ghunghroo  Lyrics: Hasan Kamaal, Sayeed Quadri, and Dharam Sarthi
 Starring: Siddharth Koirala, Rajpal Yadav, Nauheed Cyrusi and Manisha Koirala
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Despite good reviews and nice music the movie turned out to be a washout.

 Baabul  Verdict: Flop
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ravi Chopra  Producer: B.R. Chopra
 Music: Aadesh Shrivastava  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Salman Khan, John Abraham, Rani Mukerji, Om Puri, Parmeet Sethi, Rajpal Yadav, Avtar Gill, Gargi Patel, Sharat Saxena, Smita Jaykar, and Aman Varma
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Despite good reviews and nice music the movie turned out to be a washout.

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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