MUMBAI: My Name Is Khan has grossed Rs 902 million (Rs 90.2 crore) worldwide in its opening weekend
Even the fact that it was a non-holiday 3-day weekend vis a vis both the previous high grossing films, which had 4-day Christmas weekends, did not prove to be a deterrent for Shah Rukh Khan. The movie has smashed existing global opening records in every country in which it was released this weekend.
My Name is Khan has scorched screens worldwide and raked in Rs 902 million (Rs 90.2 crore) ($ 19 million) worldwide in three days making it the biggest ever three-day collection worldwide ever.
"The most exciting part is that the worldwide collections jumped every day from Friday to Saturday to Sunday. This shows that the audience is absolutely loving Rizvan and Mandira," says Vijay Singh, CEO Fox Star Studios.
Sunday GBO in markets like US, Australia, UK & Middle East set new records for the Biggest single day internationally for a Bollywood movie.
Just to give a sense of scale, the overall weekend collections of MNIK have been double of closest competitor 3 Idiots worldwide.
Sanford Panitch, president of FIP, was esctatic over the results, saying, "While initially driven by the power of this extraordinary cast and director, it is My Name Is Khan as a film that has captivated audiences everywhere we have opened. An incredible start to this powerful and moving film."
In India, despite the issues in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Indore and other centres on Friday & part of Saturday, the film has opened exceptionally well. In states where the film opened normally, including Delhi-UP, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerela, the collections have been the highest ever.