Bhool Bulaiyaa gets record overseas opening

MUMBAI: Eros International‘s latest release Bhool Bhulaiyaa has had a record opening overseas.In its opening weekend, the film has shown collections of $512,000 on 55 prints climbing to US top 25 on the charts.

The film has also entered the UK Top 10 grossing over ?290,000.
According to estimates, this is the biggest opening any Indian film has received in 2007 in the US and UK markets.

The film starring Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Paresh Rawal, Amisha Patel and Rajpal Yadav released across cinemas worldwide on 12 October.

Eros International president (India) Sunil Lulla said, "Audience reactions world-wide to Bhool Bhulaiyaa have been extremely encouraging. With Akshay Kumar’s star on the rise and enjoying a huge fan base overseas, we were confident that Bhool Bhulaiyaa would be an instant hit. Also, the mystery element, catchy music and special effects all added together to produce another success from Priyadarshan."

Bhool Bhulaiyaa is a thriller-comedy directed by Priyadarshan, the director behind hit comedies like Hungama, Hulchul, Bhagam Bhag and Malamaal Weekly.

The film tells the story of a young couple arriving at an ancestral mansion. Ignoring the protests of their superstitious uncle, they move into the mansion, where unusual and supernatural events begin to happen.

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