OVERSEAS BOX-OFFICE

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 05, 2005 09:03 hrs

Vacations Boost Business!

December 31, 2004 - January 2, 2005


The last two weekends - Christmas and New Year - have been extremely beneficial for film business. Resultantly, the business of a majority of films, including Bollywood-produced films, has shown an upward trend.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

  • SWADES [last weekend: No. 11, this weekend: No. 15]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 50,033 on 35 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,430. The total so far has been £ 320,615 [approx. Rs. 2.61 crores].
Now let's compare the three SRK starrers [released in 2004] after the third weekend in U.K.:



FILM TOTAL [£] TOTAL [Rs.]
MAIN HOON NA 800,820 6.59 crores
VEER-ZAARA 1,453,287 12.25 crores
SWADES 320,615 2.61 crores


  • AB TUMHARE HAWALE WATAN SATHIYO [last weekend: No. 10, this weekend: No. 17]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 32,655 on 16 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 2,041. The total so far has been £ 130,721 [approx. Rs. 1.06 crores].

  • VEER-ZAARA [last weekend: No. 15, this weekend: No. 18]: In its eighth weekend, the film has collected £ 30,243 on 19 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,592. The total so far has been £ 1,965,742 [approx. Rs. 16.19 crores]. Hopefully, should touch the £ 2-million mark by next weekend!
  • RAINCOAT [last weekend: No. 14, this weekend: No. 20]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 16,501 on 16 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,031. The total so far has been £ 59,779 [approx. Rs. 49.24 lacs].

  • DIL MAANGE MORE has debuted at No. 21 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 16,287 [approx. Rs. 13.41 lacs] on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,810.

  • HULCHUL [last weekend: No. 25, this weekend: No. 29]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 7,071 on 7 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,010. The total so far has been £ 192,687 [approx. Rs. 1.58 crores].

  • BRIDE AND PREJUDICE [last weekend: No. 39, this weekend: No. 48]: In its thirteenth weekend, the film has collected £ 583 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 194. The total so far has been £ 5,170,495 [approx. Rs. 42.57 crores].
AT A GLANCE - SCREEN AVERAGES - U.K.
    1. AB TUMHARE HAWALE WATAN SATHIYO £ 2,041
    2. DIL MAANGE MORE £ 1,810
    3. VEER-ZAARA £ 1,592
    4. SWADES £ 1,430
    5. RAINCOAT £ 1,031
    6. HULCHUL £ 1,010
    7. BRIDE AND PREJUDICE £ 194
U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

  • SWADES [last weekend: No. 23, this weekend: No. 33]: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 132,726 on 60 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 2,212. The total so far has been $ 1,060,549 [approx. Rs. 4.6 crores].

Now let's compare the three SRK starrers [released in 2004] after the third weekend in U.S.A.:


FILM TOTAL [$] TOTAL [Rs.]
MAIN HOON NA 1,528,000 6.68 crores
VEER-ZAARA 2,462,255 10.99 crores
SWADES 1,060,549 4.6 crores


  • VEER-ZAARA [last weekend: No. 50, this weekend: No. 58]: In its eighth weekend, the film has collected $ 14,246 on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 1,425. The total so far has been $ 2,874,425 [approx. Rs. 12.47 crores].

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