‘Ra.One’ grosses Rs 170 crore; shatters ‘Bodyguard’ records

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: After the dismal show on the first day, Shah Rukh Khan would be a lot relieved following latest Box Office figures of his Diwali bonanza, the mega movie of the year – ‘Ra.One’.

SRK`s super hero action film has set a new record at the Indian box office by earning a gross of Rs 170 crore worldwide in the opening weekend (first five days of release).

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced a historic and record breaking opening for Shah Rukh Khan’s most ambitious project.

Since its release, ‘Ra.One’ has been creating history by shattering regional, national and international box office record with the biggest Diwali day opening followed by the biggest single day collections for an Indian film and now the biggest ever weekend release for both India and overseas box office.

‘RA.One’ opened at over 3,100 plus screens in India and 904 prints internationally, including 3D, Tamil and Telugu. In the UK, for some strange reason, the film didn’t open wide and is getting a bigger release only from Monday.

However, experts feel that even if the Eros figures are accurate, ‘RA.One’ is still a long way away from the ‘3 Idiots’ lifetime gross of Rs. 358 crore.

Nevertheless, SRK’s baby has plenty of feats to achieve. The film is scheduled for theatrical release in the first quarter of 2012 across several territories including South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine, Brazil, Spain, Italy and Greece.

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