MUMBAI: Shahid Kapur – Vidya Balan starrer Kismat Konnection has grossed Rs 270+ million worldwide in its opening weekend.
The movie has been produced by Tips Films and released by UTV Motion Pictures. Kismat Konnection was released in more than 900 screens worldwide, including the US, UK, Australia, Pakistan and the Middle East amongst other countries.
As per figures provided by UTV, this is the highest opening ever for a Shahid Kapur film. The movie grossed Rs 20.76 crores with an average per print of Rs 3.75 lakhs in India.
In the Middle East, the film did a total of $ 260,310 (Rs 1.12 crores). In the US, the film collected $ 213,112 (Rs. 91.63 lacs) upto Saturday night. Australia saw a weekend collection of $ 42,952 (Rs 18.46 lakhs).
In Australia, the film had the third highest screen average in 2008 behind The Dark Knight (Batman) and Mamma Mia. In the UK, Kismat Konnection had a cumulative weekend collection of $ 223,641 (Rs 95.51 lakhs). In Pakistan, it grossed $ 22,418 (Rs 9.6 lakhs) on the opening day (Friday).
UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "We are thrilled with the opening weekend collections of Kismat Konnection around the world. This demonstrates the value of backing strong content with aggressive marketing and distribution. This is the second consecutive blockbuster in our association with TIPS, with both movies that we have collaborated on – Race and Kismat Konnection – notching up the Top 2 opening weekends of the year so far!"
Kismat Konnection is directed by Aziz Mirza and stars Shahid Kapur, Juhi Chawla and Vidya Balan.