Welcome breaks records in UAE, UK and Ireland
The keenly awaited leave-your-brains-at-home comedy, Welcome, appears to have stolen the march over competition, taking a rocket opening in the UAE.
On 29 prints, the big Indian Films-Studio 18 Eid release is said to have opened to an unprecedented AED 450,000 (approx) - implying that in just one day flat, it has done close to half the lifetime gross of a successful Akshay Kumar comedy in the UAE!
If the initial reports are anything to go by, the audience has most certainly "welcomed" the festive season with WELCOME!
Following the smashing opening of WELCOME in the UAE, comes more good news from the UK & Ireland box-office.
Over its limited previews on Wednesday and Thursday, WELCOME piped competition to collect £70,000 (approx), the highest ever preview gross for an Akshay Kumar title in the UK!
WELCOME is an Indian Films-Studio 18 release worldwide.
From one comic ace to another - Akshay Kumar's Heyy Babyy co-star, Riteish Deshmukh, is all praise for his friend.
"Akki is one of the most hardworking and sincere actors I have worked with. He's one of the few to have mastered comedy, action, drama and romance. I came to watch him in Welcome!" remarks Riteish.
Remind him about the smashing opening of Welcome at the world box-office, and he shoots back, "Welcome will redefine the business done by comedies!"