‘English Vinglish’ collects 27 crore in the opening weekend

Gauri Shinde’s debut film ‘English Vinglish’ had a promising opening. Released on Friday in India, the film earned 27 crore in the opening weekend. Eros International Media Ltd.(Eros International) announced the first weekend collection. Produced by Eros International in association with R. Balki, the film welcomed the return of yesteryears diva Sridevi. The film was released on 5th October over 1000 screens worldwide.

Ever since the movie was released, it shows a steady collection. In the opening weekend, English Vinglish grossed Rs. 17.25 crore in India (Net collection: Rs. 13.25 crore) and Rs. 9.75 crore overseas.

In a press statement issued by Eros International Media Ltd(Eros International) announced the opening weekend collection of the movie ‘film had a promising opening weekend of Rs 27 crore gross worldwide’.

The film speaks about a middle class woman who underestimates in her own house and was taken for granted by her family members just because she doesn’t know to speak English. It was one of the highly anticipated movies of the year as it marks the return of the superstar of 80’s Sridevi after 14 years.

Speaking on the film’s opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, Distribution, Eros International Media Ltd. “Eros had backed English Vinglish with big push in marketing and publicity and the film has received a unanimous thumbs up from critics as well as audiences. The film opened to modest collections on Friday but  with favorable reviews combined  with superb word of mouth, the film grew in business over Saturday and Sunday, especially at the multiplexes and we hope that trend continues through the run of the film”.

Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc added, “English Vinglish was instantly embraced by the overseas audiences as it tells the story of many an Indian woman living abroad in an English world. It has opened bigger than some of the hero-centric big budget films of recent times which shows audience tastes are changing and that good cinema  does exceedingly well at the box office”.

Apart from Sridevi, ‘English Vinglish’ also features French actor Mehdi Nebbou, Adil Hussain, Rajeev Ravindranathan, Sulabha Deshpande, Priya Anand, and Sujata Kumar along with a memorable cameo by Amitabh Bachchan. The music has been scored by Amit Trivedi.