Almost a year after the release of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, Imran Khan has released his latest outing Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (MKBKM), which has opened to an average response at the collection centres across the globe. The Vishal Bharadhwaj directed flick has beaten the first weekend collection record of Imran's last release Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (EMAET) at the worldwide Box Office with just small margin.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which was much-hyped movie produced by Karan Johar, had got a low start at the Indian Box Office and its business had improved over the weekend with its collection reaching Rs 21.25 crore nett. Whereas Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola, which released in 1,850 screens in the country, is also much-talked about film, which was expected to beat the record of Imran's last release with a big margin. The movie did it with its opening weekend collection reaching Rs 22.42 crores at the domestic Box Office.
The Karan Johar produced movie was released in 186 screens in international markets - USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji. Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu had received an impressive opening at the Overseas Box Office with its first weekend collection Rs 5.78 crores nett. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola was expected to smash this record.
But the Imran Khan and Anushka starrer, which was released in 205 screens in countries like USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji has failed to get a good opening at the overseas Box Office. The movie has collected Rs 4.5 crores nett at international market in the first weekend, thereby failing to beat the record of EMAET.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu had collected Rs 26.63 crores nett at the worldwide Box Office in its opening weekend. Whereas Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola has raked in Rs 26.92 crores nett in the first weekend. However, Imran Khan's latest outing was expected to do more business than its current earning, but its collection was affected by big regional releases like Naayak, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC), Alex Pandian, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya (KLTA) and Saadi Love Story.