Ghajini collections drop only 40%; w’wide gross Rs 1.8 bn


MUMBAI: Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini is going strong at the box office and how! The movie’s second weekend grossed Rs 300 million (Rs 30 crores) in India.

In the second weekend, occupancy levels at multiplexes ranged between 60 – 70 per cent, indicating there has been a drop of 30 – 40 per cent compared to the first weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) when the movie ran houseful shows.

The two weeks India collections of Ghajini stand at Rs 1.40 billion (Rs 140 crores) gross and worldwide collections is in the range of Rs 1.77 – 1.80 billion (Rs 177 – 180 crores).

In the overseas, the movie raked in collections of $1.9 million from North America in one week; whereas the UK gross was at $ 0.7 million. In the Middle East, Ghajini grossed $1.5 million in one week.

Ghajini grossed Rs 520 million (Rs 52 crores) and Rs 300 million (Rs 30 crores) in the first and second weekend respectively and showed a drop of 40 per cent. The evening and night shows at most multiplex cinemas ran housefull on Saturday and Sunday.

The movie did see a drop today (Monday, 5 January), but multiplex officials are evidently pleased with Ghajini’s performance. The movie has set record collections of the year in multiplex properties. Also a drop of 40 per cent in the second weekend is not bad at all, especially since it had such a wide and extended release window.