MUMBAI: Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, which released worldwide five weeks ago on 12 December, 2008, has grossed Rs 1.8 billion (Rs 180 crores) worldwide till date and has broken all previous box office records for Yash Raj Films.
It has also become the highest-grossing Shah Rukh Khan film till date. Despite the fact that the film was released just after the terror attacks in Mumbai, amidst uncertain consumer sentiments and apprehensions from the trade regarding market conditions at the time, the film has achieved a good box office run. Moreover, the film had to further contend with the record-breaking onslaught of Ghajini on 26 December, 2008.
The net collections of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi for the first five weeks in India are Rs 830 million (Rs 83 crores) (i.e. gross collections of close to Rs 1.40 billion). The film has thus surpassed Yash Raj Films’ previous highest grosser, Doom:2, which had a net of Rs 806 million (Rs 80.60 crores) across its entire run in India.
According to an official statement from YRF, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has also surpassed the collections of Singh is Kinng and Om Shanti Om, and is now second only to Ghajini as regards all-time India net collections.
Besides India, the film is also ruling the overseas market and is the highest grossing film of the year overseas. The total gross collections for all overseas markets are $8 million (i.e. around Rs 40 crores); ahead of both Ghajini and Singh is Kinng.
In the UK, the film has grossed close to £1.5 million till date, which makes it the biggest hit of the last two years in this market. In the Middle East, it has grossed $2.25 million till date, making it the highest grossing film of all-time in this region by a huge margin. The film has also achieved box office gross of $2.1 million till date in the US.