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Veer disappoints in the overseas BO

Written by: By: Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 14:12 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]The keenly awaited Veer hasn't found flavour in the three major international markets - U.K., U.S.A. and Australia. Given the massive screen count and the scale of the movie, the film should have had at least £ 2,75,000 to £ 3,00,000 opening weekend in U.K. Similarly, the film should have opened anywhere between $ 7,50,000 to $ 1 million in its opening weekend the U.S. Australia is also dull. A comparative study of major Hindi films in U.K. and U.S.A. is listed below. The combined total from these three markets at the end of its opening weekend stands at [approx.] less than Rs. 3 crores.

Weekend: January 22 - 24, 2009.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
* Veer has debuted at No. 15 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 1,48,423 [approx. Rs. 1.11 crores] on 46 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 3,227.

* 3 Idiots [last weekend: No. 17, this weekend: No. 17]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 80,204 on 35 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 2,292.
Total: £ 16,88,487 [approx. Rs. 12.58 crores].

* Chance Pe Dance [last weekend: No. 20, this weekend: No. 32]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 14,726 on 18 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 818.
Total: £ 1,18,300 [approx. Rs. 88.14 lacs].

* Dulha Mil Gaya [last weekend: No. 25, this weekend: No. 41]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 5,800 on 6 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 967.
Total: £ 1,49,515 [approx. Rs. 1.11 crores].

* Aayirathil Oruvan [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 24, this weekend: No. 42]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 5,826 on 4 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,457.
Total: £ 44,205 [approx. Rs. 32.94 lacs].

* Vettaikaaran [Tamil film; last weekend: No. --, this weekend: No. 92]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 59 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 30.
Total: £ 82,138 [approx. Rs. 61.20 lacs].

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
* Veer has debuted at No. 24 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 3,34,562 [approx. Rs. 1.54 crores] on 92 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 3,637.

* 3 Idiots [last weekend: No. 25, this weekend: No. 29]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected $ 1,48,745 on 82 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 1,814.
Total: $ 62,96,784 [approx. Rs. 28.94 crores].

* Chance Pe Dance [last weekend: No. 36, this weekend: No. 50]: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 16,618 on 32 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 519.
Total: $ 1,64,188 [approx. Rs. 75.47 lacs].

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE

* Veer has debuted at No. 20 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 63,444 [approx. Rs. 26.19 lacs] on 11 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 5,768.

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