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3 Idiots re-writes history overseas

Written by: By: Taran Adarsh <a href="http://bollywoodhungama.com/" target="_blank">Bollywood Hungama</a>
 
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3 Idiots is setting new records in the international markets as well. The film has had a record-shattering opening weekend in America [$ 2.14 million] and in U.K., in view of the fact that most screens were close for the day on Christmas, the film has crossed £ 4,25,000 mark, which is incredible. In Australia too, the film is faring exceptionally well.

Weekend: December 25 - 27, 2009.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
* 3 Idiots has debuted at No. 6 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 4,27,722 [approx. Rs. 3.20 crores] on 53 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 8,070. Wednesday to Sunday - 5-day weekend.

* Vettaikaaran [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 14, this weekend: No. 21]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 10,257 on 10 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,026. Total: £ 70,934 [approx. Rs. 53.02 lacs].

* De Dana Dan [last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 32]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 2,544 on 5 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 509. Total: £ 5,55,649 [approx. Rs. 4.15 crores].

* Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani [last weekend: No. 57, this weekend: No. 37]: In its eighth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,947 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 649. Total: £ 4,46,224 [approx. Rs. 3.34 crores].

* Paa [last weekend: No. 28, this weekend: No. 40]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,366 on 4 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 342. Total: £ 1,56,683 [approx. Rs. 1.17 crores].

* Kurbaan [last weekend: No. 37, this weekend: No. 44]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,171 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 390. Total: £ 3,76,894 [approx. Rs. 2.82 crores].

* Rocket Singh - Salesman of the year [last weekend: No. 19, this weekend: No. 48]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 969 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 323. Total: £ 1,21,569 [approx. Rs. 90.87 lacs].

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE

* 3 Idiots has debuted at No. 12 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 21,49,227 [approx. Rs. 10.03 crores] on 119 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 18,061. Wednesday to Sunday - 5-day weekend.
The breakup:- Wednesday: $ 1,80,514; Thursday: $ 3,23,211; Friday: $ 6,57,207; Saturday: $ 5,16,089; Sunday: $ 4,72,206.

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE

* 3 Idiots has debuted at No. 9 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 3,98,595 [approx. Rs. 1.67 crores] on 20 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 19,930.

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