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Singh Is Kinng garners Rs 595 million worldwide

MUMBAI: The Akshay Kumar-starrer Singh Is Kinng, which hit theatres on 8 August, has garnered Rs 595 million worldwide. Also, the film has emerged as the biggest Bollywood opener at the box-office overseas.

"While the film has grossed Rs 450 million in India, the overseas collections of Singh Is Kinng stands at Rs 145 million," said Studio 18 domestic distribution head Aman Gill.


"The film is definitely doing very well. Within three days at Cinemax, the film has grossed approximately Rs 25 million, 35 per cent higher than all past records," added Cinemax VP marketing, programming Devang Sampat.


The film saw a simultaneous release in Trinidad and Tobago, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Mauritius, Fiji, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Australia and New Zealand, among other countries.



Distributed on 275 prints in these markets, Singh Is Kinng mopped up approximately Rs 120 million in its opening weekend.



Released with 112 prints in North America, including 28 in Canada, the film popped open to a response ringing up an estimated Rs 50.74 million.



In UK and Ireland, on 70 prints, it grossed Rs 5.04 million on its previews and notched Rs 34.74 million over the weekend, taking its cumulative to Rs 39.8 million and placing it at No.7 in the UK Top 10 chart.



The film was released on 33 prints in the Middle East where it has grossed approximately Rs 23.25 million.


The film has performed far better than any other movies, breaking the record of the other hits of the year, including Jodha Akbar and Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.


As reported on Indiantelevision.com earlier, Aamir Khan Productions‘ Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na grossed Rs 270 million in India and around Rs 50.8 million overseas within a span of ten days of its release while UTV‘s Jodhaa Akbar had garnered Rs 385 million during its opening weekend.


Singh Is Kinng, produced by Vipul Shah‘s Blockbuster Movies, features Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif, supported by Neha Dhupia, Om Puri, Kirron Kher, Sonu Sood and Javed Jaffrey. It is an Indian Films-Studio 18 release.

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