Welcome, which is being distributed worldwide
by The Indian Film Company (IFC), has grossed
Rs 571.8 million in its opening week.
India, Welcome has grossed Rs 500 million
on 900 prints. "This represents the highest
opening week of all time for a comedy film in
India and the highest opening week for its lead
star Akshay Kumar," IFC said in a release.
the UK, the film grossed Rs 42.8 million from
40 theatres and Rs 29 million from 60 theatres
in North America. "In the UK, the film
has made it into the UK top ten charts,"
the release said.
Welcome released in select territories
across the world on 21 December. Said IFC CEO
Sandeep Bhargava, "We are very pleased
that Welcome has done so well in its
first week, and look forward to it continuing
to break further records. It is one of several
films we have invested in and which we believe
has the potential to deliver significant returns
to our shareholders."
which is listed at the Alternative Investment
Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange, acquired
the worldwide distribution rights for Welcome
in November 2007.
Welcome is directed by Anees Bazmee and
produced by Feroz Nadiadwala.