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ghajini completes half century

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ghajini, which was released on the evening of 24th December, completes 50 days at the box office.

Though the film was earlier supposed to arrive on limited paid previews (which are generally restricted to the last show of the day at select multiplexes in metros), such high was the euphoria around the Aamir Khan starrer that number of such shows was increased. Ultimately, the number increased to such an extent that paid previews began early in the evening itself, hence officially making Wednesday as the day of arrival for the film.

As the film enters its 8th week tomorrow, ghajini continues to do quite well in theaters, something which is reflected in the box office figures which continue to talk the language of crores. Bringing in 1 crore even in it's sixth week, the film stood at 114 crores at the end of six weeks and should be closer to the 115 crore mark at the end of its theatrical run.

All eyes are now set on Aamir Khan's next major release 3 Idiots which arrives in his patented slot now, Christmas, especially after the superb success of first Taare Zameen Par (2007) and now ghajini (2008) which arrived in the same festive season. While Dhobhi Ghaat too will arrive before 3 Idiots, it isn't quite a bona fide Aamir Khan film since other youngsters are expected to dominate the screen space.

On the other hand, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has done excellently for itself in its nine week running. Entering its 10th week tomorrow, the film will end around 87 crores in an overall run. The film is far lesser expensive than last few Shahrukh Khan starrers like Om Shanti Om, Chak De India and Don – The Chase Begins Again and has still done far better business. Looking at the results, this film too deserves an All Time Blockbuster considering the relatively lower cost that it has been made.

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