Monday, February 15, 2010

My Name Is Khan bags Rs 25 crores on opening day

At the Berlin International Film Festival: (L-R) Actor Shah Rukh Khan, actress Kajol and director Karan Johar attend the 'My Name Is Khan' Photocall during day two of the 60th Berlin International Film Festival at the Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 12, 2010 in Berlin, Germany.

IANS reported from New Delhi on Feb 14 that the 'My Name Is Khan', Bollywood's favourite onscreen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's first film together after eight years, has raked in around Rs.250 million (about US$5.3 million) across the globe on the opening day. Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios India that distributes the film in India, said, “We are delighted with the performance and audience reactions across demographics. More so, because this is only phase one of the film release… In addition to the release across 45 countries, MNIK will be rolled out in a phased manner across 25 non-traditional markets from April onwards.”

In New Zealand the opening day collection for the film was about $9727. In the Middle East the movie is already 50 per cent higher than any other previous film in Bollywood with the earning estimated at $300,000. For paid previews ‘My Name Is Khan’ earned about $193,000 from 89 sites in Britain which is the highest for a single-day preview there. In Australia, on Thursday, paid previews collected around $34,000, ranking number 11.

Fox, the distributor, says the film will be released in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Oman and Lebanon in the coming week.

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