Zee Media Bureai/ Aparna Mudi
New Delhi: Bollywood has had the best run with the audiences this year. Six movies have joined the hundred crore club with ‘Krrish 3’ leading the charts with 231.4 earnings in the domestic market alone. The Hrithik starrer is followed by ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’, ‘Grand Masti’, and ‘Race 2’.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela’ is also in the run for the top spot. Indian and overseas Box Office earning of the movie was released by Eros - Rs. 16 crores nett at the domestic box office on its release day, followed by Rs. 17.25 crores on Saturday and Rs. 19.50 on Sunday.
Overseas too, the film had cash registers ringing making it the highest grossing first weekend film in overseas where the weekend does not have extended public holidays. The Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Kapoor starrer is also currently on the 9th spot on the charts in the United Kingdom.
Deepika especially seems to be on the roll with three back-to-back hits in her kitty this year alone. Farah Khan’s next ‘Happy New Year’ is her next big movie which is already being shot in Dubai. Riding the high of her success at the collection charts, she is possibly one of the biggest in demand actresses of Bollywood today. Deepika’s role in the movie of the spunky Leela was highly appreciated by the audiences and critics alike.
Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd said, “The film has received an outstanding opening and the audiences have spoken. With rave reviews and strong word of mouth, the film promises to continue dancing it way at the box office”.
Pranab Kapadia, President, Marketing & Distribution, Eros International plc said, “With its vibrant backdrop and music already a rage, the film has struck the right chord with international audiences and performed exceptionally well across territories setting new records in the overseas market. Like SLB’s Devdas, this film will resonate with audiences for a long time after its release”.