Box Office: Raavan’s opening weekend low; Raajneeti stays put


MUMBAI: The opening weekend box office numbers of Mani Ratnam’s Ravaan (Hindi) are in. The movie, which had a lot of expectations riding on it, had fetched Rs 170 million (Rs 17 crore) in the first three days of release in India.

The movie’s regional counterparts – Raavanan (Tamil) and Villain (Telugu) have collectively done Rs 120 million (Rs 12 crore) in the first three days.

As was earlier reported by, on its opening day, Raavan’s net collections were Rs 60 million (Rs 6 crore), whereas that of its Tamil and Telugu versions combined were Rs 46 million (Rs 4.60 crore).

Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti in its third weekend is still going strong and done net business of Rs 45 million (Rs 4.50 crore) this past weekend in India. The movie has so far done a net business of Rs 815 million (Rs 81.50 crore) in 17 days.

This makes it the fourth highest collections of a movie in India so far after 3 Idiots (Rs 2.02 billion), Ghajini (Rs 1.15 billion) and Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (Rs 850 million). Tied at the fifth spot for net box office collections are Dhoom 2 and Om Shanti Om at Rs 800 million.


1) 3 IDIOTS – Rs 2.02 billion (Rs 202 crore)

2) GHAJINI – Rs 1.15 billion (Rs 115 crore)

3) RAB NE BANA DI JODI – Rs 850 million (Rs 85 crore)

4) RAAJNEETI – Rs 815 million (Rs 81.50 crore)

5) DHOOM 2 – Rs 800 million (Rs 80 crore)

5) OM SHANTI OM – Rs 800 million (Rs 80 crore)