The A-Team grosses Rs 46 mn in opening weekend

MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios‘ The A- Team has bagged the No .1 opening film of the week in India after it surpassed Toy Story 3 and two more Hindi films Krantiveer: The Revolution and Mr Singh Mrs Mehta that released simultaneously on 25 June.

Directed by Joe Carnahan, The A -Team or A Team- Khatron Ke Khiladi in Hindi, is a remake of the popular 1983 television series about four US Army Special Forces soldiers-turned-mercenaries trying to clear their names.

Grossing Rs 46 million from both its English and Hindi versions in its opening weekend, the Liam Neeson starrer got the fourth biggest Hollywood opening of the year after Clash Of The Titans, Prince Of Persia and Iron Man 2. The film‘s opening weekend also happens to be the seventh biggest opening of all time in India for a non-franchise film.

Incidentally, the Hindi version of The A-Team is doing well in all the markets and has contributed to about 50 per cent of the total collections. The collections from North India alone were Rs. 15 million for the opening weekend.

Fox Star Studios India CEO Vijay Singh says, "The exciting blend of action and comedy in A-Team has generated very positive word-of-mouth publicity, in particular from the Hindi-speaking belt. We expect the film to pick up further momentum in the week ahead."

Fox Star Studios India is now considering releasing the film in Tamil as well.

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