‘Ghajini’ grosses nearly Rs.900 million worldwideDecember 30th, 2008 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 30 (IANS) Aamir Khan starrer “Ghajini” is raking in big money not only in India, but abroad as well. The film’s box-office performance has almost equalled the big grosser of the year “Singh Is Kinng”, which opened with Rs.900 million worldwide. A Christmas release, “Ghajini” has collected revenues totalling $4 million (nearly Rs.200 million) till Sunday, taking its total worldwide collections to nearly Rs.900 million in just five days since its release.
According to BIG Pictures, Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd (RBEL), which released “Ghajini” in 22 countries, opened with $0.92 million in the Middle East, followed by North America with $1.4 million and Australia with $254,000.
“Ghajini” is also faring well in Britain. The movie will also open in four additional countries - Myanmar, Uganda, Malaysia aand Morocco in the coming weeks,” said Jawahar Sharma, COO International Film Business, BIG Pictures.
“We are extremely pleased with the film’s overseas opening, which has created benchmarks in various international markets, like North America, Australia and the Middle East.”
Bollywood trade circles, meanwhile, believe that the pace at which “Ghajini” is collecting revenues all over the world, it may end up grossing Rs.1.40 billion by the end of second week of its run, outranking all the Bollywood hits of 2008.