Agneepath collects Rs 160 mn from overseas

MUMBAI: Agneepath, a remake of the 1990 film of the same title from Dharma Productions, has opened to record box collections in the overseas market, its distributor Eros International has announced.

In its opening weekend, the film has shown collections of Rs 160 million in the international market. Eros released Agneepath internationally on 337 screens, the highest ever for any Hrithik Roshan film.

Agneepath grossed ?347,000 in UK in its first weekend (4 days), which is the highest opening weekend collections for any ‘15‘ rated Indian film. Agneepath is also ranked No 10 on UK Top 10 Box Office.

In the United States, the four-day first weekend collections are $1.3 million, reflecting a healthy average of $10,000 plus per theatre. In UAE too, Agneepath has grossed over $ 800,000 in four days, indicating the enormous support consumers have shown for this film. Other strong performing territories are Australia, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Mauritius and Kenya.

Eros International plc president – marketing & distribution Pranab Kapadia said, “Agneepath has done extremely well in all the overseas markets making it the first blockbuster of the New Year. The tremendous response has been very encouraging with all major markets indicating remarkable box office results”.

Producer Karan Johar added, “All of us at Dharma are ecstatic at the historic opening day collections. It truly is the director Karan Malhotra’s vision that has made it all possible. Revisiting a cult classic is a daunting task and he along with his brilliant cast and crew have helped create box office magic!”

Produced by Dharma Productions, Agneepath has been directed by Karan Malhotra and released across cinemas worldwide on 26h January.

In India, the movie had mopped up approximately Rs 620 million till the end of the weekend with an all-time high opening day collection of Rs 230 million.

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