Mumbai: Dostana has grossed Rs 1 billion (Rs 100 crores) in four weeks at the worldwide box office. The overseas market has contributed to 25 percent of Dostana’s gross collections.
Dostana released with 920 prints with over 200 prints for the overseas market. The film is the highest grossing Bollywood film in the UAE and is at the third position in the UK. It opened at 16th position in North American Cinemas.
Commenting on the success, Yash Raj Films director & CEO Sanjeev Kohli said, "We are delighted with the reactions to Dostana and the film’s blockbuster performance both in India and the overseas markets. As always, it has been an absolute pleasure for YRF to be associated with the Dharma and Karan Johar brands and the high-quality entertainers that the banner has consistently produced over the years. The film has delivered on all fronts, with its worldwide gross theatrical collections alone crossing Rs 100 crore over the first four weeks. The film has been the highest-grossing film of this year in the UAE, and is already in the year’s top three films for the UK, and moving towards the top in a number of other foreign territories."
Kohli further added, "We are excited to be armed with a product of such quality and proven success as we move forward to exploit the same across other derivative distribution formats, and are confident that the same levels of success will be achieved in each of these areas as well."
Producer Karan Johar said, "All of us at Dharma are thrilled with the success of Dostana. The twist and progressive undertones of the rom-com genre is a first and I feel proud that Mansukhani took this step and executed it with dignity, restraint and super humour."
The film released all across on 14 November apart from Dubai where it released a day prior. The other countries of overseas market include UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, UAE, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius, France, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan and Nepal.
Dostana is directed by debutant Tarun Mansukhani. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra.