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Singh Is Kinng
Singh Is Kinng has fetched a fantabulous start in Overseas. The opening weekend has been historic everywhere, a close second to last year's blockbuster hit Om Shanti Om. In U.K., the film has emerged the biggest opener of 2008, crossing Race and Jodhaa Akbar. It is also Akshay Kumar's biggest opener to date. In America, Singh Is Kinng has fetched an equally electrifying start. In fact, it's one of the biggest starts ever. Ditto for Australia, where the screen average is higher than even Hollywood biggies like The Dark Knight, Mamma Mia, Wanted and new release Pineapple Express. In UAE too, the film has opened to an earth-shattering response. The combined total from these 4 markets itself is close to Rs. 11 crores in just 3 days. Outstanding!

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: August 8 - 10, 2008.

* Singh Is Kinng has debuted at No. 6 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 4,93,281 [approx. Rs. 3.97 crores] on 50 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 9,866.
The breakdown:- Thursday previews: £ 62,533; Friday: £ 1,14,365; Saturday: £ 1,64,871; Sunday: £ 1,51,512.

* Kuselan [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 13, this weekend: No. 21]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 16,829 on 16 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,052. Total: £ 1,59,088 [approx. Rs. 1.28 crores].
The breakdown:- Friday: £ 4,790; Saturday: £ 6,525; Sunday: £ 5,514.

* Kismat Konnection [last weekend: No. 21, this weekend: No. 49]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 2,231 on 13 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 172. Total: £ 2,77,380 [approx. Rs. 2.24 crores].
The breakdown:- Friday: £ 251; Saturday: £ 575; Sunday: £ 1,405.

* Ugly Aur Pagli [last weekend: No. 20, this weekend: No. 70]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 687 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 137. Total: £ 30,098 [approx. Rs. 24.26 lacs].
The breakdown:- Friday: £ 110; Saturday: £ 404; Sunday: £ 173.

* Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na [last weekend: No. 67, this weekend: No. 85]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 108 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 54. Total: £ 1,36,767 [approx. Rs. 1.10 crores].
The breakdown:- Friday: £ --; Saturday: £ --; Sunday: £ 108.

THIS WEEKEND IN U.K.
[Based on screen averages]


RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 Singh Is Kinng £ 9,866
2 Kuselan [Tamil film] £ 1,052
3 Kismat Konnection £ 172
4 Ugly Aur Pagli £ 137
5 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na £ 54














U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: August 8 - 10, 2008.

* Singh Is Kinng has debuted at No. 15 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 9,01,787 [approx. Rs. 3.82 crores] on 77 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 11,712.

Note:- As per Studio 18, the U.S. gross is approx. $ 1.2 million in its opening weekend on 100 + screens. Fabulous!
Weekend collections in America:-
Silvercity 16 Brampton, Toronto: $ 53,930; Grande Strawberry Hill 12, Vancouver: $ 51,884; Albion Cinemas, Toronto: $ 41,136; Commerce Center Stadium 18, New York: $ 34,531; Barrington 30, Chicago: $ 31,030; Macarthur Marketplace 16, Dallas: $ 29,265, Empire Studio 10 @ Square One, Toronto: $ 28,378; Fremont 8, San Francisco: $ 25,460; Mercado 20, San Francisco: $ 25,339; Elk Grove Laguna 16, Sacramento: $ 22,622.

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: August 7 - 10, 2008.

* Singh Is Kinng has debuted at No. 10 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 1,28,667 [approx. Rs. 48.20 lacs] on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 14,296.

* Kismat Konnection: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 1,490 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 497. Total: Aus. $ 92,717 [approx. Rs. 34.74 lacs].

MIDDLE EAST BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: August 7 - 10, 2008.

* Singh Is Kinng: In its opening weekend, the film has collected AED 20,27,664 [approx. Rs. 2.33 crores] on 33 screens, with the per screen average working out to AED 61,444.

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