Aamir Khan seems to be scoring over Shah
Rukh Khan at the box office, if early indications
of their latest films are to be believed.
While the Aamir Khan-starrer Ghajini
has raked in close to Rs 900 million over
the four-day weekend (25 December to 28
December), SRK's Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
mopped up the same amount after its first
week of release.
has collected Rs 700 million from the Indian
theatres while in overseas market it has
pocketed close to Rs 200 million.
by The Indian Film Company in India, Ghajini
was released across 1400 screens with
was released by Reliance Big Pictures, the
motion pictures brand of Reliance Big Entertainment,
in 22 countries internationally with 250
prints. The key markets included the UAE
with 36 prints, the US and Canada with 112
prints, and the UK with 65 prints.
to the data provided by Big Pictures, the
film opened with $1.4 million in North America
and with $0.92 million in the Middle East.
The other countries across which Ghajini
saw a simultaneous release are Ireland,
Norway, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Netherlands,
Belgium, South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji,
Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia.
Pictures is planning to release Ghajini
in four additional countries - Myanmar,
Uganda, Malaysia and Morocco - in the coming
performance demonstrates that the overseas
audiences are equally accepting quality
action films, which are still a rarity,
coming out of India. We are extremely pleased
with the film's opening, which has created
bench marks in various International markets
like North America, Australia and the Middle
East, says Big Pictures COO - International
Film Business Jawahar Sharma.
Geetha Arts production, Ghajini is
a remake of the critically acclaimed Tamil
language film with the same title, also
directed by AR Murugadoss. The film stars
Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Jiah Khan,
Mohit Ahlawat, Pradeep Rawat and Riyaz Khan.
Ravi K Chandran is the cinematographer.