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PVR to release New Moon on 11 December

MUMBAI: After its record-breaking opening weekend collection, New Moon, which released on 20 November across worldwide, will release in India on 11 December.


PVR Pictures will release New Moon with over 300 prints and for the first time, the company will release a dubbed version of the film in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu as well.


Titled as Amavasya in Telugu and Digilan in Tamil, New Moon, with its wide release, is expected to create a record-breaking haul in India as well.


Says PVR Pictures head distribution (worldwide) Deepak Sharma, "With record-breaking collections that New Moon has achieved internationally in its opening weekend, we are very excited to release it across the country. We are confident that it will break the record set by 2012 and be one of the biggest films of the year."


The film has created a world-wide history by achieving the numero uno position through its box-office collection of $140.7 million in the US. At the international box-office, the vampire romancer bowed to $118.1 million for a worldwide opening total of $258.8 million.


The first part of the saga, Twilight released on 20 November in India and has received a good opening with over a 60 per cent occupancy ratio on the weekend.


The Twilight Saga has already become a blockbuster book release in India with over 3, 00,000 copies of the book that have been sold so far. Hachette India, the publisher of the Twilight series, is confident of adding more copies to this number, once the film releases in India.


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