Produced by Eros International Plc (“Eros”), a leading global company in Indian filmed entertainment, in association with Excel Entertainment, Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, is hitting high marks with critics, with fans, and even with stars and other industrywala! The fun filled road film, which was shot on location across Spain, stars Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin recorded outstanding opening weekend box office receipts of US$11.82 million (Rs. 52.50 crores) worldwide. Continuing with this trend the film has had an exceptional first week. In fact, it is still going strong in India and overseas it has been raking in the dollars. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has grossed 18.7 million dollars (108 crores) worldwide, with over US$14.86 million coming from India (Net Collection: US$10.36 million) and US$3.83 million from overseas.
As we reported earlier the film debuted high in overseas charts and is at number 15 in the US and number 7 in the UK! Some major Hollywood films have not matched those numbers in one week in the US! On a per screen average basis, ZNMD ranked second, only behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2.
Expressing delight at the film’s performance over the week, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP – Distribution – India, Eros International Media Ltd said: “We are ecstatic with the audience as well as critics’ reactions to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. The superb run of the film in the first week, especially across multiplexes has superseded all expectations and we are expecting the film to continue its excellent performance in the coming week as well.”
Commenting on the film’s overseas performance, Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing & Distribution – Eros International plc added: “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has done incredibly well in all the overseas markets making this one of the highest grossing Hindi films so far this year. The tremendous response has been very encouraging with all major markets indicating remarkable box office results.”
With the film opening to a 90-95% capacity audiences across multiplexes in India, and maintaining steady numbers throughout its first full week, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is set to continue its superb performance through its the second weekend and beyond!