Bang Bang has recorded the best ever weekend collections for a Bollywood film released this year. The film opened very well in the domestic markets and the response overseas was equally good too.
Fox Star Studios has officially announced that the Hrithik Roshan starrer has ‘grossed’ more than Rs 175 crore (4 days) at the worldwide box office, making it the highest grosser this year ahead of Kick which collected Rs 158 crore in its first 4 days worldwide.
The overseas collections of the film is way ahead of the first 4 day business of Kick, which grossed Rs 33 crore. However, the film was affected by the pre-Eid period in muslim-dominated markets like U.A.E, Pakistan and even in UK.
A Hollywood website, Deadline, reports (Note: the collections are for 3 day weekend between October 3rd to October 5th)
Bang Bang stars Bollywood heartthrob Hrithik Roshan and the increasingly successful Katrina Kaif in a remake of Fox’s Knight And Day. It took $25.4M (Rs 152 cr) worldwide from about 4,700 screens in more than eight markets. Notably, in India, it earned $19.3M from 4,200 plays. That’s the 3rd highest-grossing opening weekend ever for a non-franchise title and the biggest and widest opening weekend ever for FoxStar. In North America, the FIP financed and produced film scored $1.35M from 271 screens and in the UK earned $922K from 116. Those are each the biggest Bollywood openings of 2014 in those markets. The Middle East is led by the UAE and its $1.8M from 44 screens. In another milestone, that’s the 3rd highest grossing opening weekend ever for a Bollywood title in the region. Impressively at release on Thursday, it grossed approximately $7M worldwide, a huge turn. Further, the U.S. debut bested that of Kick from superstar Salman Khan which bowed in July.
Bang Bang has also performed outstandingly in equally important overseas markets like Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand.
According to Fox Star Studios, the worldwide collections of Bang Bang is as follows
- India gross – 123 cr (net collections after entertainment taxes is 94.13 cr)
- Overseas gross – 41.14 cr
- Worldwide total gross – 164.14 cr (4 days India, 3 days overseas)