‘Singham’ earns net Rs.9.1 crore on opening day

July 23rd, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Ajay Devgn’s “Singham”, directed by Rohit Shetty and produced by Reliance Entertainment, has got a good opening, grossing net Rs.9.1 crore at the box office despite there being no screening in Karnataka.

The film, a remake of Tamil blockbuster “Singham”, released Friday.

“The film’s net domestic collection is Rs.9.1 crore. The gross earning is Rs.12 crore and if we include the international box office collection, then the total gross collection is Rs.14 crore,” said Sanjeev Lamba, CEO, Reliance Entertainment.

“The film didn’t release in Karnataka,” he said, and added that the “problem has been sorted out in the state”.

Screening of the film was disrupted in Karnataka Friday after pro-Kannada activists protested against the alleged anti-Kannada dialogues in the Tamil remake..

The hit jodi of Shetty and Ajay teamed up for an action thriller after eight years - the duo had collaborated for 2003 release “Zameen”.

This is said to the biggest opening for an Ajay Devgn starrer.

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