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Business is scary at the overseas market

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 12:44 [IST]

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Both 13B and Dhoondte Reh Jaoge have performed poorly in their debut weekend in America. Even the Tamil version of 13B is weak... Delhi 6 is a major setback. The film has grossed disappointing figures in both America and U.K.... The only success story is, of course, Slumdog Millionaire, which has emerged one of the biggest blockbusters in international markets.

Weekend: March 6 - 8, 2009.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
* Jag Jeondeyan De Mele [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 29, this weekend: No. 33]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 13,444 on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,494. Total: £ 1,08,845 [approx. Rs. 77.78 lacs].

* Delhi 6 [last weekend: No. 25, this weekend: No. 40]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 8,769 on 11 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 797. Total: £ 2,14,827 [approx. Rs. 1.54 crores].

* Billu [last weekend: No. 35, this weekend: No. 43]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 7,023 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 540. Total: £ 5,17,039 [approx. Rs. 3.69 crores].

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

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 JAG JEONDEYAN DE MELE [Punjabi film] £ 1,494
2 DELHI 6 £ 797
3 BILLU £ 540

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
* Delhi 6 [last weekend: No. 40, this weekend: No. 49]: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 32,502 on 40 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 813. Total: $ 8,62,128 [approx. Rs. 4.45 crores].

* Yaavarum Naalum [the Tamil version of 13B] has debuted at No. 68 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 11,056 [approx. Rs. 5.70 lacs] on 6 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 1,843.

* Billu [last weekend: No. 65, this weekend: No. 78]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected $ 7,538. Total: $ 7,53,515 [approx. Rs. 3.90 crores].

* 13B has debuted at No. 79 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 6,752 [approx. Rs. 3.49 lacs] on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 675.

* Dhoondte Reh Jaoge has debuted at No. 82 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 5,127 [approx. Rs. 2.65 lacs] on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 513.

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