Rio grosses Rs 100 million in three weeks

MUMBAI: Fox Star Studios‘ 3D extravaganza Rio has grossed Rs 100 million in just three weeks of its release, making it the biggest Hollywood animated film out of India outperforming the previous highest Ice Age 3 (Rs 92 million released by Fox Star Studio).

Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, ‘RIO‘ is a comedy-adventure which centers on BLU, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there‘s another - and that she‘s a she - he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.

The film features the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Will, Jamie Foxx in the English version and Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Ranvir Shorey and Vinay Pathak in the Hindi version.

Says Fox Star Studios CEO Vijay Singh, "We are thrilled to see Rio holding steady ground even through its third week of release & despite competition from Indian films! The film has found a connect with audiences across all age groups and is doing exceedingly well, especially in the 3D version."

Internationally too, Rio has maintained its top position for the 2nd week in a row propelling its total worldwide collection to $283.8 million making it the No. 1 film this year.

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