‘Ra.One’ breaks box-office record garners Rs 170 collection

Ra.One’, the biggest Diwali opening has set a record breaking collection. After a show start, the film gained pace after a day two or three and in the first five days of release the super hero flick set a record by earning a gross of Rs 170 crore worldwide.

The film’s gross collection in India is Rs. 137.25 crore (Net Collection of Rs. 96 crore) and in the overseas market, the film also had an impressive bench marking record of Rs. 32.75 crore.

Opened across more than 4,000 plus screens worldwide (3,100 plus screens in India and 904 prints internationally, including 3D, Tamil and Telugu) and is the biggest Hindi grosser in south markets too.

Commenting on the opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr VP, Distribution, Eros International Media Ltd said, "Ra. One released to packed houses across the country on Diwali day and has already created history by taking over the mantle of the biggest domestic earner so far. The film continues to be on its record breaking spree with several new achievements since its release. It has touched the highest individual collection in circuits such as Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. We see repeat viewings of the movie with the 3-D version being equally sought after. With the Eid holiday also coming up next week and no other major film release; we are anticipating the film to continue doing huge numbers".

Speaking on Ra.One's overseas performance, Pranab Kapadia, President – Distribution - Eros International plc said, "With Ra.One, Eros International once again consolidates and establishes its global distribution network and the film is enjoying a superb run across all major regions including UK, North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Overseas, the film has broken SRK’s own previous first weekend record established by My Name is Khan and Ra. One now occupies the position of biggest Indian first weekend grosser overseas as well. The Saturday release of 3D versions in most overseas markets means that we are looking at the film continuing to do some excellent numbers through the coming weeks".

In the coming days, the movies that are expected to boost up box office collection are Imtiaz Ali's Rockstar, Rohit Dhawan's Desi Boyz and Shriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod.