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New York brings in cheers overseas

Written by: By: Taran Adarsh Bollywood Hungama
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2009, 12:32 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]New York has been received extremely well in the international markets. The film has embarked on a superb start in U.K., U.S.A. and Australia and is one of the biggest openers of Yash Raj internationally [see chart below]. Now Kambakht Ishq is expected to open huge as well, thus ending the drought.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: June 26 - 28, 2009.

* New York has debuted at No. 10 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 1,57,524 [approx. Rs. 1.25 crores] on 34 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 4,633.

YASH RAJ FILMS IN U.K.

FILM OPENING WEEKEND [£] SCREENS AVERAGE PER PRINT
New York 1,57,524 34 4,633
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 4,03,842 60 6,731
Roadside Romeo 31,620 23 1,375
Bachna Ae Haseeno 96,756 40 2,419
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic 130,256 49 2,658
Tashan [incl. previews] 181,838 46 3,953
Aaja Nachle 170,476 42 4,059
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag 245,432 45 5,454
Chak De India 126,812 49 2,588
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom 264,347 47 5,624
Ta Ra Rum Pum 231,835 50 4,637
Kabul Express 49,203 24 2,050
Dhoom 2 415,701 51 8,151
Fanaa 300,563 37 8,123
Neal 'N' Nikki 60,075 25 2,403
Salaam Namaste 208,365 34 6,128
Bunty Aur Babli 149,640 30 4,988
Veer-Zaara 484,993 60 8,083
Dhoom 61,838 25 2,474
Hum Tum 131,741 23 5,728
Mujhse Dosti Karoge 204,490 32 6,390
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai 70,492 21 3,357
Mohabbatein 246,368 26 9,476


* Munde U.K. De [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 46, this weekend: No. 59]: In its eighth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,269 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 635. Total: £ 1,86,740 [approx. Rs. 1.49 crores].

* Kal Kissne Dekha [last weekend: No. 36, this weekend: No. 82]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 227 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 76. Total: £ 20,581 [approx. Rs. 16.40 lacs].

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

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 NEW YORK £ 4,633
2 MUNDE U.K. DE [Punjabi film] £ 635
3 KAL KISSNE DEKHA £ 76


U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

* New York has debuted at No. 16 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 4,67,694 [approx. Rs. 2.24 crores] on 60 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 7,795.

YASH RAJ FILMS IN U.S.A.

FILM OPENING WEEKEND [£] SCREENS AVERAGE PER PRINT
New York 4,67,694 60 7,795
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi 9,11,771 83 10,985
Roadside Romeo 41,770 29 1,440
Bachna Ae Haseeno 3,22,431 71 4,541
Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic 181,610 69 2,632
Tashan 301,226 75 4,016
Aaja Nachle 257,500 66 3,902
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag 320,987 60 5,350
Chak De India 351,887 62 5,676
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom 455,257 83 5,485
Ta Ra Rum Pum 425,102 85 5,001
Kabul Express 142,591 50 2,852
Dhoom 2 [4-day Thanksgiving weekend] 1,298,477 63 20,611
Fanaa [4-day Memorial Day weekend] 878,938 72 12,207
Neal 'N' Nikki 75,005 44 1,705
Salaam Namaste 504,898 63 8,014
Bunty Aur Babli [4-day Memorial Day weekend] 435,767 51 8,544
Veer-Zaara 903,010 88 10,261
Dhoom 102,860 32 3,214
Hum Tum [4-day Memorial Day weekend] 348,149 43 8,096

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: June 25 - 28, 2009.

* New York has debuted at No. 13 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 1,30,250 [approx. Rs. 50.55 lacs] on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 13,025.

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