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Non-Hindi films dominate overseas

Written by: By: Taran Adarsh Bollywood Hungama
Published: Thursday, April 23, 2009, 11:37 [IST]

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Lack of big releases in the international market is taking its toll. Non-Hindi titles like Mini Punjab [Punjabi], Tera Mera Ki Rishta [Punjabi], Jag Jeondeyan De Mele [Punjabi] and Ayan [Tamil] are dominating U.K. and U.S. box-office... 8 x 10 Tasveer is on its way out and so are Aa Dekhen Zara, Aloo Chaat and Ek - The Power of One.

Weekend: April 17 - 19, 2009.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
* Mini Punjab [Punjabi film] has debuted at No. 27 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 15,834 [approx. Rs. 11.49 lacs] on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,979.

* Tera Mera Ki Rishta [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 30, this weekend: No. 36]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 8,184 on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,023. Total: £ 41,113 [approx. Rs. 29.85 lacs].

* 8 x 10 Tasveer [last weekend: No. 26, this weekend: No. 41]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 4,904 on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 613. Total: £ 98,962 [approx. Rs. 72.10 lacs].

* Ayan [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 32, this weekend: No. 52]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 2,126 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,063. Total: £ 75,671 [approx. Rs. 55.18 lacs].

* Aa Dekhen Zara [last weekend: No. 48, this weekend: No. 64]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,091 on 4 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 273. Total: £ 72,600 [approx. Rs. 52.94 lacs].

* Aloo Chaat [last weekend: No. 96, this weekend: No. 66]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 845 on 1 screen. Total: £ 31,596 [approx. Rs. 23.05 lacs].

* Ek - The Power of One [last weekend: No. 88, this weekend: No. 102]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 159 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 53. Total: £ 12,650 [approx. Rs. 9.23 lacs].

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

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 MINI PUNJAB [Punjabi film] £ 1,979
2 AYAN [Tamil film] £ 1,063
3 TERA MERA KI RISHTA [Punjabi film] £ 1,023
4 ALOO CHAAT £ 845
5 8 x 10 TASVEER £ 613
6 JAG JEONDEYAN DE MELE [Punjabi film] £ 551
7 AA DEKHEN ZARA £ 273
8 EK - THE POWER OF ONE £ 53


U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
* Tera Mera Ki Rishta [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 37]: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 58,146 on 17 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 3,420. Total: $ 2,08,214 [approx. Rs. 1.05 crores].

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