MUMBAI: Dharma Productions’ I Hate Luv Storys starring Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor has had a strong opening weekend. The movie has done net business of approximately Rs 220 million (Rs 22 crore) across India in the first three days.
The movie opened with net collections of Rs 65 million (Rs 6.50 crore) on Friday, with the collections picking up on Saturday across some circuits.
The movie’s performance was strong at multiplexes across major centers as expected with occupancy close to 80 – 90 per cent.
In the US, the movie’s weekend box office stands at $462,867. While the movie collected $88,110 on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday’s collections were $123,613, Saturday was $140,984, whereas on Sunday, the movie collected $110,160.
In the UK, IHLS was released on 54 prints and has grossed GBP 66,315 on Friday, GBP 69,084 on Saturday and GBP 65,345 on Sunday. The weekend gross stands at GBP 200,744.
In the UAE, the movie opened on 38 screens. While the collections for Sunday are not yet in, till Saturday the movie collected $468,000 on 34 screens.
In Australia, IHLS opened on 11 screens and has grossed $78,000 in three days. On the other hand, in Pakistan, despite a shut down in main cinemas (six main multiplexes), the movie collected $63,000 in its opening weekend.
I Hate Luv Storys is directed by debutant Punit Malhotra and is co-produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Dharma Productions.