While most expected Ghajini to break all records in India, the film was not expected to do great business overseas.
Action films dont work in key international markets like US and UK; the only action flick to do ‘Blockbuster’ business overseas was Dhoom 2. Other action films like Don – Tashan starring big stars like Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan, haven’t really set the international box-office on fire like most of their Romantic films.
Ghajini though has turned out to be an exception. It has done fantastic business overseas, especially in the US. The first weekend in the US is about $1.38 million, second only to Hrithik Roshan’s Jodha Akbar which did $1.6 million this year. In comparison SRK’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has done just $1.67 million in more than 2 1/2 weeks since it released on 12th December. On the other hand, in the UK the business isnt highly impressive, but quite good taking into consideration that action films dont have a huge market in UK.
Here are some of the detailed figures from the overseas market.
United States – $13,87,534 (Rs 6,72,95,399) from 82 screens
United Kingdom – £3,18,538 (Rs 2,26,95,832) from 49 screens
Australia – A$254,000 (Rs 86,33,750)
Middle East – $9,20,000 (4,46,20,000) Highest ever for a Bollywood Movie!
So with 6.72 crores from US, 2.26 crores from UK, 0.86 crores from Australia and 4.5 crores from the Middle East.. Ghajini has done almost Rs 14.5 crores from the 4 major international markets.
The Aamir Khan starrer also released simultaneously in Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Belgium, South Africa, Mauritius, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong and Singapore.. Breaking all records for previous Aamir Khan films!
The makers claim the movie has done almost $4 Million (20 crores) purely in the form of Overseas business from all the 20+ countries that it released in, which is brilliant!
All said and done, the most amazing fact is… Ghajini was a one-man show! Asin was an unknown face and A.R. Murugadoss, the director, was also making his Bollywood debut.
So the credit for all the mass hysteria since 24th December should go to Aamir Khan – The only star of Ghajini, who has just churned out the biggest Money-Spinner in the history of the Indian Film Industry. Star power at its best.. Take a bow Aamir!
amir ur acting was superb in ghajini and ireally hope that u’ll take oscar this year for ur acting.welldone amir
rab ne overseas
usa $1,843,747 12/28/08
Australia $261,558 12/21/08
Germany $37,185 12/14/08
Malaysia $84,503 2/28/08
Netherlands $74,659 12/21/08
New Zealand and Fiji $42,525 12/21/08
South Africa $30,760 12/14/08
U.k and Ireland and Malta $1,766,838 12/28/08
Puja, What you posted was the Ghajini overseas report and not Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’s… Dont copy paste from other sites unnecessarily, when the figures are the same. Some figures from international markets cannot be manipulated and the figures are usually the same across all sites / media.
hi, watched Ghajini in New year n fell in head-over-heels 4 Aamir.luv u Aamir. the movie is superb n so is ur acting.
wow!!superb as alwys aamir…….old age nd experiece hlpd ya….
hello every one
yes its aamir khan the gread actor in bollywood , we know that shahrukh khan his a big actor but aamir
his bettar than any one in bollywood and in hollywood all so yes mano ya na mano aamir is tajj mahal of cineeme.
No doubt SRK is King,But AAMIR’s King of Kings…..
king of bling
Aamir [in bollywood] and Sachin [in cricket] Only two superstar in world Aamir in 3 idiots [385 cr so far] and sachin make [100 centuries so far]