The Da Vinci Code opens to Rs 3 crores over the weekend

Sony Pictures Releasing India (SPRI) released The Da Vinci Code on May 26, across 108 prints and 113 screens in English and Hindi. The film’s opening weekend performance has the following highlights:

#1 Hollywood Film for the weekend May 26 to May 29
#2 The Da Vinci Code captured 79 peer cent of the Hollywood market over the weekend.
#3 Hollywood film in terms of “per screen average”
#4 The Da Vinci Code is the 13th largest opening ever for any Hollywood film in India

Tamil Nadu and Kerala roll out on June 2, 2006 while Andhra Pradesh is slotted for a June 9, 2006 release. The film was originally slotted for a May 19 release but was delayed by a week due to issues pertaining to the release of the film in India.

The Da Vinci Code bowed to a worldwide box office taking of $231.8 mil on May 19, 2006 – making it the 2nd biggest worldwide opening for any film. North America opened to $ 77.1 million while the international markets bowed to $ 154.7 million. This is also the studio’s biggest worldwide opening ever.

Internationally (non North American markets) The Da Vinci Code opened on 12,213 screens setting an all-time record for weekend box office in the international marketplace grossing $154.7 million.