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‘Salaam | Namaste’ Wave Grips Overseas!

By Bollywood Hungama

It’s SALAAM | NAMASTE wave in Overseas presently! The film has emerged the biggest hit of the season… and the way it is faring, may well turn out to be the biggest hit of the year. The combined total from U.S.A., U.K. and Australia has crossed [approx.] Rs. 8.5 crores [gross] in 10 days itself.
On the other hand, the new release, CHOCOLATE, has had a dismal start in the two major markets -- U.S.A. and U.K.

Weekend: September 16 – 18, 2005.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

  • SALAAM | NAMASTE [last weekend: No. 14, this weekend: No. 14]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 146,093 on 35 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 4,174. Total: £ 457,129 [approx. Rs. 3.62 crores].


  • CHOCOLATE has debuted at No. 23 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 18,809 [approx. Rs. 14.90 lacs] on 14 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,344.


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  • NO ENTRY [last weekend: No. 21, this weekend: No. 24]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 16,963 on 26 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 652. Total: £ 372,868 [approx. Rs. 2.95 crores].


  • MANGAL PANDEY – THE RISING [last weekend: No. 33, this weekend: No. 34]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 3,658 on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 406. Total: £ 622,138 [approx. Rs. 4.93 crores].


  • BARSAAT [last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 38]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 3,021 on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 302. Total: £ 463,413 [approx. Rs. 3.67 crores].


  • RAMJI LONDONWALEY [last weekend: No. 32, this weekend: No. 46]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 2,049 on 4 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 512. Total: £ 42,197 [approx. Rs. 33.44 lacs].


TOP FILMS IN U.K.

[Based on screen averages]































RANKFILMAVERAGE
1SALAAM | NAMASTE£ 4,174
2CHOCOLATE£ 1,344
3NO ENTRY£ 652
4RAMJI LONDONWALEY£ 512
5MANGAL PANDEY – THE RISING£ 406
6BARSAAT£ 302



U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

  • SALAAM | NAMASTE [last weekend: No. 20, this weekend: No. 27]: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 273,932 on 63 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 4,348. Total: $ 911,022 [approx. Rs. 4 crores].


10 DAYS’ GROSS IN U.K. & U.S.A.

[ALL 2005 RELEASES]
















































































































FILMU.K. [£]U.S.A. [$]
Salaam | Namaste457,129911,022
No Entry262,521561,144
Barsaat330,310Not available
Mangal Pandey - The Rising440,835787,027
Viruddh159,622221,931
Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya320,800Not available
Dus198,586Not available
Sarkar115,388Not available
Paheli400,1691,106,920
Parineeta264,080424,940
Bunty Aur Babli384,355674,416
Jo Bole So Nihaal122,487Not available
Kaal193,692281,539
Waqt - The Race Against Time452,197664,680
Lucky - No Time For Love235,332Not available
Mughal-E-Azam45,150110,815
Tango Charlie36,024Not available
Bewafaa305,304Not available
Black157,459246,841
Shabd140,446Not available
Kisna179,827Not available
Elaan101,638Not available
Des Hoyaa Pardes [Punjabi]63,190Not available
Insan45,358Not available
Vaada82,439Not available
Dil Maange More29,640Not available



  • CHOCOLATE has debuted at No. 59 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 38,000 [approx. Rs. 16.69 lacs] on 20 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,900.


NEW YORK CITY BOX-OFFICE

  • SALAAM | NAMASTE [last weekend: No. 15, this weekend: No. 21]: In its second weekend, the film has collected $ 39,951 on 4 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 9,988. New York total: $ 99,227.


  • CHOCOLATE has debuted at No. 64 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 1,106 on 1 screen. New York total: $ 1,106.


AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE

[4-day weekend: September 15 – 18, 2005]

  • SALAAM | NAMASTE [last weekend: No. 13, this weekend: No. 13]: In its second weekend, the film has collected Australia $ 85,181 on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 9,465. Total: Australia $ 280,722 [approx. Rs. 94.83 lacs].


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