‘Dilwale’ mints over Rs.365 crore worldwide

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s film “Dilwale” is going strong overseas, collecting $25.6 million internationally. The romantic action comedy movie has made a gross collection of over Rs.365 crore worldwide.

The Rohit Shetty-directorial is the highest collecting film in Singapore, South Africa, Netherlands, Malaysia, West Indies and Jordan, claims SRK’s production banner Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

The banner also claims that it is the second highest collecting film of all time in overseas markets such as UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, Peru, Kuwait, Indonesia, Egypt and Morocco.

Some other countries that saw the highest opening weekend for a Bollywood film include Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Pakistan.

Pakistan and Australia saw trends of a different kind, where “Dilwale” is said to become the third film ever to cross $2 million and the first ever SRK film to cross Australian dollar one million, respectively.

While in Britain, it earned one million pounds in just five days.

“Dilwale” is now the highest grossing Shah Rukh-starrer film in the overseas market, read a statement from the production house.

Only 16 films so far have crossed $10 million overseas, in which SRK has nine films, which shows the reach and following he is enjoying overseas.

“Diwale”, which marked the return of Bollywood’s most-loved onscreen couple — SRK and Kajol — after five years, released alongside filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” on December 18 last year.

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