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Aa Dekhen Zara falls apart overseas

Published: Wednesday, April 1, 2009, 12:58 [IST]

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Both Ek The Power of One and Aa Dekhen Zara have performed poorly in the international markets. Aa Dekhen Zara is weak in U.K. and Australia, while Ek The Power of One is competing with the lowest openers of this year in U.K. Disaster... Slumdog Millionaire total so far:- America: $ 139.3 million, U.K.: £ 30.8 million and Australia: Aus. $ 18.9 million.

Weekend: March 27 - 29, 2009.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

* Aa Dekhen Zara has debuted at No. 24 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 32,414 [approx. Rs. 23.54 lacs] on 17 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,907.
The breakup:- Friday: £ 9,204; Saturday: £ 13,622; Sunday: £ 9,588.

* Ek The Power of One has debuted at No. 43 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 5,300 [approx. Rs. 3.85 lacs] on 11 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 482.
The breakup:- Friday: £ 1,448; Saturday: £ 2,395; Sunday: £ 1,457.

* Aloo Chaat [last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 47]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 4,385 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 877. Total: £ 24,563 [approx. Rs. 17.79 lacs].

* Jag Jeondeyan De Mele [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 35, this weekend: No. 63]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,679 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 560. Total: £ 1,35,697 [approx. Rs. 98.26 lacs].

* Billu [last weekend: No. 55, this weekend: No. 69]: In its seventh weekend, the film has collected £ 1,029 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 515. Total: £ 5,34,481 [approx. Rs. 3.87 crores].

* Delhi 6 [last weekend: No. 44, this weekend: No. 105]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 112 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 37. Total: £ 2,32,403 [approx. Rs. 1.68 crores].

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

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 AA DEKHEN ZARA £ 1,907
2 ALOO CHAAT £ 877
3 JAG JEONDEYAN DE MELE [Punjabi film] £ 560
4 BILLU £ 515
5 EK - THE POWER OF ONE £ 482
6 DELHI 6 £ 37


AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: March 26 - 29, 2009.

* Aa Dekhen Zara: In its opening weekend, the film has collected approx. Aus. $ 16,568 [approx. Rs. 5.84 lacs] on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 3,314.

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