Eros International’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara grosses US$18.7 million in first week
Eros International Plc ("Eros"), a leading global company in Indian filmed entertainment, in association with Excel Entertainment, announces an exceptional first week performance for Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara ("ZNMD").
Since Eros International released the film worldwide on 15 July 2011, ZNMD has grossed US$18.7 million in its first week, with over US$14.86 million coming from India (Net Collection: US$10.36 million) and US$3.83 million from overseas.
The film was widely released across more than 1,800 screens with maximum showcasing across multiplex screens. The film performed excellently in overseas markets also, featuring in the UK top ten at no. 7 and was ranked by Variety as number 15 in the US Chart's Top 20.
On a per screen average basis, ZNMD ranked second, only behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2."The fun filled road film, which was shot on location across Spain, stars Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin. The film opened to critical acclaim and a recorded outstanding opening weekend box office receipts of US$11.82 million (Rs. 52.50 crores) worldwide.
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 The superb run of the film in the first week, especially across multiplexes has superseded all expectations and we are expecting the film to continue its excellent performance in the coming week as well."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 also.