Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer ‘Dilwale’ box office collections overseas have soared sensationally to a high of $3.4 million on opening day and is even competing against the most successful films ever Harrison Ford starrer ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in certain regions.
‘Dilwale’ success at the international box office charts brings the iconic pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol after five years and this has paid off for the the Rohit Shetty-directed film, which has registered biggest ever opening for any Bollywood film in UAE and is running to packed houses over the weekend, said a release from SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment.
In fact, sensationally, ‘Dilwale’ box office collections have raced ahead of all-time record-breaking movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, which released this week in Dubai and is credited as one of the most popular Hollywood franchises ever.
Similar response has been echoed in UK, US and other parts of the world.
‘Dilwale’, in short has become the year’s biggest ever opener for Bollywood films in UK and has entered the UK Top 10 Box Office Charts at No 2 position, a feat rarely achieved by Hindi films.
In the US, people have poured in large numbers to watch Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol reunite on screen and ‘Dilwale’ has secured the 9th position in the US box office charts.
In Malaysia, “Dilwale” has registered the biggest ever opening for any Hindi film.
The film has secured the No 2 spot in New Zealand box office charts and in Australia, ‘Dilwale’ has not only become the biggest opener of 2015, but also the biggest ever for Shah Rukh Khan starrers.
In India, ‘Dilwale’ box office collections have so far raced to Rs 41.09 crore, making it one of the more successful Bollywood movies in 2015.