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‘Jodhaa Akbar’ storms Overseas

By Bollywood Hungama

Great news! JODHAA AKBAR has taken one of the biggest starts in Overseas. In U.K., the opening weekend was bigger than some major openers of 2007, like SALAAM-E-ISHQ, NAMASTEY LONDON, TA RA RUM PUM, JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM, PARTNER, HEYY BABYY, BHOOL BHULAIYAA and LAAGA CHUNARI MEIN DAAG. The weekend collections are almost at par with WELCOME [369,321], the second biggest opener of 2007.

In America too, the film has embarked on one of the biggest starts ever, collecting a massive $ 1.6 million in its 4-day weekend. The screen average [$ 16,023] is the highest when compared to all releases, Hollywood and Hindi, this weekend. Fabulous!

In U.A.E. too, the film has fetched a smashing start. Again, it's one of the biggest starts there. We will keep you updated on more resulted as they pour in.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

Weekend: February 15 - 17, 2008.

  • JODHAA AKBAR has debuted at No. 10 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 363,726 [approx. Rs. 2.82 crores] on 46 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 7,907.

    The breakdown:- Thursday previews: £ 59,340; Friday: £ 79,334; Saturday: £ 119,462; Sunday: £ 105,590.


  • SUNDAY [last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 43]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 3,887 on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 486. Total: £ 197,867 [approx. Rs. 1.53 crores].

    The breakdown:- Friday: £ 787; Saturday: £ 1,605; Sunday: £ 1,495.


  • YAARIYAN [Punjabi film; last weekend: No. 28, this weekend: No. 46]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 3,098 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 620. Total: £ 83,091 [approx. Rs. 64.40 lacs].

    The breakdown:- Friday: £ 795; Saturday: £ 1,157; Sunday: £ 1,146.


  • TAARE ZAMEEN PAR [last weekend: No. 45, this weekend: No. 58]: In its ninth weekend, the film has collected £ 873 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 437. Total: £ 351,303 [approx. Rs. 2.72 crores].

    The breakdown:- Friday: £ 198; Saturday: £ 338; Sunday: £ 337.

THIS WEEKEND IN U.K.

[Based on screen averages]























RANKFILMAVERAGE
1JODHAA AKBAR£ 7,907
2YAARIYAN [Punjabi film]£ 620
3SUNDAY£ 486
4TAARE ZAMEEN PAR£ 437


U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

4-day weekend: February 15 - 18, 2008.

  • JODHAA AKBAR has debuted at No. 19 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 1,602,356 [approx. Rs. 6.41 crores] on 100 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 16,023.

U.A.E. BOX-OFFICE

4-day weekend: February 14 - 17, 2008.

  • In its opening weekend, JODHAA AKBAR has collected approx. AED 1,700,000 [approx. Rs. 1.84 crores].

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE

4-day weekend: February 14 - 17, 2008.

  • In its opening weekend [No. 18], JODHAA AKBAR has collected Australia $ 156,273 [approx. Rs. 57.57 lacs] on 15 screens, with the per screen average working out to Australia $ 10,418.

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