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Dostana fetches staggering start overseas

Published: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 3:15 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Karan Johar has established, yet again, that he's a brand to reckon with in the Overseas territory as well. Dostana has fetched a staggering start in U.K. In terms of screen average, it's the third biggest opener of 2008, after Race [£ 9,941] and Singh Is Kinng [£ 9,866]. Bigger than Jodhaa Akbar [£ 7,907]. In America too, it's amongst the biggest openers of this year. Ditto for Australia and Middle East... Slumdog Millionaire, an international film starring Indian actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, has fetched a fantabulous start in America.

Weekend: November 14 - 16, 2008.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

* Dostana has debuted at No. 6 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 3,41,665 [approx. Rs. 2.55 crores] on 43 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 7,946. Note:- Includes Thursday previews.

[an error occurred while processing this directive] * Vaaranam Aayiram [Tamil film] has debuted at No. 16 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 37,990 [approx. Rs. 28.12 lacs] on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 4,221.

* Golmaal Returns [last weekend: No. 13, this weekend: No. 28]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 15,107 on 15 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,007. Total: £ 3,46,405 [approx. Rs. 2.57 crores].

* EMI [last weekend: No. 23, this weekend: No. 39]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 4,605 on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 461. Total: £ 40,374 [approx. Rs. 29.90 lacs].

* Heroes [last weekend: No. 34, this weekend: No. 43]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 2,648 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 204. Total: £ 2,23,185 [approx. Rs. 1.65 crores].

* Ek Vivaah... Aisa Bhi [last weekend: No. 41, this weekend: No. 57]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 833 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 167. Total: £ 7,713 [approx. Rs. 5.71 lacs].

* Sat Sri Akal [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 47, this weekend: No. 61]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 706 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 353. Total: £ 4,584 [approx. Rs. 3.40 lacs].

* Roadside Romeo [last weekend: No. 56, this weekend: No. 80]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 247 on 1 screen. Total: £ 70,892 [approx. Rs. 52.56 lacs].

* Aegan [Tamil film; last weekend: No. -, this weekend: No. 90]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 156 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 31. Total: £ 45,923 [approx. Rs. 34.05 lacs].

THIS WEEKEND IN U.K.
[Based on screen averages]

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 DOSTANA £ 7,946
2 VAARANAM AAYIRAM [Tamil film] £ 4,221
3 GOLMAAL RETURNS £ 1,007
4 EMI £ 461
5 SAT SRI AKAL [Punjabi film] £ 353
6 ROADSIDE ROMEO £ 247
7 HEROES £ 204
8 EK VIVAAH... AISA BHI £ 167
9 AEGAN £ 31


U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

* Dostana has debuted at No. 16 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 6,45,604 [approx. Rs. 3.20 crores] on 74 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 8,724.

* Slumdog Millionaire [English film] has debuted at No. 24 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 3,60,018 [approx. Rs. 1.79 crores] on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 36,002.

Note:- Indian actors Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan have enacted key roles in the film.

* Fashion [last weekend: No. 48, this weekend: No. 85]: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 4,191 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 322. Total: $ 1,91,442 [approx. Rs. 95.08 lacs].

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: November 13 - 16, 2008.

* Dostana has debuted at No. 13 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 1,36,525 [approx. Rs. 43.88 lacs] on 11 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 12,411.

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