‘Cheeni Kum’ scores over ‘Shootout’ Overseas

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Posted on May 30th, 2007 in Movies

cheeni kum large Cheeni Kum scores over Shootout OverseasWhile the daring theme surprised the public initially, audiences have fallen in love with the Amitabh-Tabu starrer Cheeni Kum directed by R. Balki.

After a slow start in India, the film has picked up tremendously, especially in the cities. Overseas, the film has taken a wonderful opening, topping the multistarrer Shootout at Lokhandwala. Now this comes as a massive surprise!

Naturally, the four-day weekend helped. In the United Kingdom, Cheeni Kum debuted at #9 and grossed Rs. 1.16 crores on 31 screens. Meanwhile, SOAL ranked at #14 with Rs. 61.93 lacs on 19 screens.

In particular, the North American collections were fantastic for a film minus a Yash Raj tag, SRK or a reputed director. Cheeni Kum opened at #22 here, grossing Rs. 1.40 crores. This was far ahead of SOAL at #31 with Rs. 64 lacs.

After overtaking strong opposition, it looks like the film should emerge a winner in the Overseas territory!

Kuch Toh Bolo!

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