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Box Office Report for the Week - 16 Nov 2007
  'Om Shanti Om' Holds Strongly ; 'Saawariya' Totters ; 'Jab We Met' Is A Hit
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 Saawariya  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $542,192 ; UK $336,437  Total Earnings: US $542,192 ; UK $336,437
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Monty Sharma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guest)  Lyrics: Sameer, Nusrat Badr, and Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Zohra Sehgal, and Begum Para
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The first `Diwali` release, Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s Ranbir, Sonam, Salman (special appearance) and Rani starrer, `Saawariya`, commenced on a good start at most multiplexes/cineplexes, and a good to fair start at the single screens. The weekend run proved bountiful the aesthetically shot movie but Monday onwards the collections started falling. While the fall was not alarming at the multiplexes / cineplexes, it was quite heavy at the single screens. But overall, thanks to the weekend, the first week collections are going to be good. In the Overseas, `Saawariya` was impressive in the US but fair in the UK.

 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $1,764,131 ; UK $1,084,316  Total Earnings: US $1,764,131 ; UK $1,084,316
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 412 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Farah Khan  Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, and Kumaar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, and Malaika Arora Khan
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
The other `Diwali` release, Farah Khan`s Shah Rukh Khan-Deepika, Arjun and Shreyas starrer, `Om Shanti Om`, embarked on a bumper start, uniformly across the multiplexes / cineplexes and single screens. Not only was the weekend extra-ordinary, even the Monday onwards run was very impressive, seeing a bare 10-15 percent fall. The first week collections are going to be one of the best ever in India. In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om` reset US weekend (Bollywood) record and was extra-ordinary in the UK. Based on its Overseas weekend run, `Om Shanti Om` is a blockbuster hit there.

 Jab We Met  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 9.25 crores ; UK $45,388  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21 crores ; UK $ 800,000
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Dhillin Mehta
 Music: Pritam and Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Dara Singh, Kiran Juneja, Saumya Tandon
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Imtiaz Ali`s Shahid-Kareena starrer `Jab We Met` continued its good run, even in the second week, both in India and the UK. The movie is a surprising success in the UK, especially in view of the costs involved.

 Laga Chunari Mein Daag  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19 crores ; US$ $675,102 ; UK $1,439,542
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Pradeep Sarkar  Producer: Aditya Chopra and Pradeep Sarkar
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Amey Pandya, Baby Shriya Sharma, Hema Malini, Murli Sharma, Kamini Kaushal Tinu Anand, Harsh Chhaya, Sushant Singh, Taraana Raja, Suchitra Pillai, Ninad Kamat
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj`s Jaya, Rani, Konkona, Kunal and Abhishek (extended special appearance) starrer, `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag`is on its way out of the theaters. The Pradeep Sarkar directed movie is doing hit business in the UK, but is comparatively quite ordinary in the US.

 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 51.25 crores ; US $1,374,552 ; UK $1,097,797
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 414 unique users): 5.13
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi, Vikram Gokhale, Rasika Joshi, Vineeth, Tareena Patel
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
T-Series` Priyadarshan directed Akshay, Shiney, Vidya, Amisha and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa`, managed to get significant collections, even in the fourth week, especially from Bombay. The movie is also a good hit 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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