Mumbai: Dharma Productions’ Dostana has grossed Rs 450 million (Rs 45 crores) worldwide with print count of 925 including digital as per figures made available from the production house.
The film released on 14 November with paid previews on 13 November night. In Dubai, it released on 13 November with paid previews one night prior.
Speaking exclusively to Businessofcinema.com, Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta said, "Dostana has grossed Rs 45 crores worldwide and we at Dharma are extremely happy with the overwhelming numbers. The movie has done well in multiplexes, in metros and in the overseas."
However, as per industry estimates, the movie was expected to grossed in the range of Rs 350 million (Rs 35 crores) worldwide. This includes paid previews and regular screenings on the weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday).
Mehta informed that in the UAE Dostana’s first four days collection has been higher than Singh is Kinng’s first week collections.
Dostana is distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films. The film stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra. It is directed by debutant Tarun Mansukhani.