Box Office: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Harry Potter see good opening weekend

MUMBAI: Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara saw good opening weekend collections at the Indian box office.

The movie took in net collections of approximately Rs 270 million (Rs 27 crores) in India and Rs 120 million (Rs 12 crores) in the overseas market over the weekend. The breakup of the collections in India is as follows: Friday: Rs 77 million (Rs 7.7 crore), Saturday: Rs 91.5 million (Rs 9.15 crore) and Sunday: Rs 105 million (Rs 10.5 crore). 

Eros International Media senior vice president – distribution Nandu Ahuja said, “As a distribution strategy, we went out with more multiplex screens rather than single screens as we anticipated it would fare well with those audiences. The film is running to packed shows all over with multiplexes registering over 90% occupancy.”

Starring Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif and Kalki Kochelin, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara saw an extremely good response at multiplexes specially during Saturday and Sunday with the evening shows going packed. Business at the single screens was also decent.

On the other hand, Warner Bros Pictures’ Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows Part 2 has taken one of the highest opening for a Hollywood film this year.

The movie’s opening weekend gross box office collection stood at Rs 150 million (Rs 15 crore).

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 opened on approximately 600 screens across India. The opening weekend gross eclipsed the previous record of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 by 37 per cent, which opened on 19 November 2010.

Warner Bros. Pictures India deputy managing director – theatrical Denzil Dias said, “After a decade of Harry Potter films, the final film is truly a cultural event, and we’re thrilled to see this powerful response from such a broad range of moviegoers.  These incredible results are a testament to the incredible achievement of the filmmakers, cast, and, of course, J.K. Rowling, and should ensure the film series’ place in history for years to come.”

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