MNIK has highest one-day gross ever for any Hindi-language film in North America

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Karan Johar’s highly anticipated new film My Name is Khan performed better than expected on Sunday, February 14, grossing $761,000 for a 4% increase over Saturday. The film was initially expected to drop by 7% to $682,000. The Sunday figure now ranks as the highest one-day gross ever for any Hindi-language film in North America. The Fox Searchlight release’s revised opening weekend figure for February 12-14 now stands at $1,939,000 – still a new all-time record for a Hindi film beating the $1,764,131 of 2007’s Om Shanti Om. Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, KHAN averaged a stellar $16,158 from 120 theaters across the United States and Canada over three days. Theaters across the country have reported sold out shows and have had to turn moviegoers away.

My Name is Khan is estimated to gross $336,000 on Monday, Presidents’ Day, bringing the estimated four-day opening weekend figure to $2,275,000. This makes the Karan Johar film the fastest Hindi film ever to break the $2,000,000 mark beating the previous record of 5 days set in December by 3 Idiots which grossed $2,149,227 in its five-day opening over the Christmas holiday weekend. KHAN also generated the highest per-theater average of any film in North American release this weekend.

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