English Vinglish box office collections dominate Japan; emerges second only to Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots

English Vinglish box office collections now second highest Hindi film grosser in Japan…

Eros International Media Ltd‘s English Vinglish box office collections continue their dream run in the overseas markets.

Following its success in Hong Kong, Germany, Taiwan and Korea, the film has set the Japanese box office ringing with a bumper JPY 42,608,115 ( US $ 420,000 approx) and continues to run successfully in theatres.

With this, the film which released on June 28th this year across 33 screens in Japan, also becomes the second biggest Bollywood film there after 3 Idiots.

The buzz for the film in Japan began last year itself when director Gauri Shinde was invited to attend the Aichi International Women’s Film Festival in August 2013 for the screening of the film.

The grand premiere of the film was held in Tokyo on May 27th this year and was attended by leading lady Sridevi along with First lady of Japan, Akie Abe.

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First published on: 01-08-2014 at 19:08 IST