MUMBAI: Golmaal Returns, which released on 29 October, has grossed Rs 497 million (Rs 49.70 crores) worldwide over the five-day Diwali weekend. In India, the movie grossed Rs 450 million (Rs 45 crores).
In Pakistan, it grossed 8.6 million Pakistani Rupees; whereas in the UK and Ireland, the opening was at approximately £0.2 million. In the Middle East, Golmaal Returns mopped up approx. 1.4 million Dhirams from 20 locations, while in the US and Canada it raked in approx. $0.20 million from 60 locations.
The figures from the principal markets above exclude takings from the day-and-date release in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa and West Africa.
The film is a sequel to Golmaal – Fun Unlimited and stars Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor and Arshad Warsi amongst others. It was released by The Indian Film Company in 1,050 locations. The film also ranks 10th in the UK Top 10 alongside Hollywood films.
Investment Adviser to IFC CEO Sandeep Bhargava said, "We are delighted with the success of Golmaal Returns, which is the company’s fourth blockbuster, and a testament to our strong marketing and distribution strategies. Released on more screens and believed to have higher takings over the Diwali holiday weekend than other films, the company, once again, has set new benchmarks in Bollywood. Additionally, the business model adopted at the company, ensures we are able to maximise the revenue streams from the film’s future success as we retain many of the rights to the film."