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Billu has a decent opening overseas

Written by: By Taran Adarsh, <a href="http://bollywoodhungama.com/" target="_blank">Bollywoodhungama</a>
 
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Billu has done favorable business in the international markets. Of course, the presence of Shah Rukh Khan did enhance its prospects. The opening weekend is quite good in U.K. and America, but plain average in Australia. The film has touched almost Rs. 5 crores from these three markets… SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE continues to go from strength to strength in U.S. [$ 88 million], U.K. [£ 20 million] and Australia [Aus $ 11.8 million]. Superb!

U.K. BOX-OFFICE

Weekend: February 13 - 16, 2009. Note:- The Monday figures have been included with the weekend figures. Hence, the collections are of 4 days.

* BILLU has debuted at No. 14 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 2,79,448 [approx. Rs. 1.95 crores] on 53 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 5,273.

* NAAN KADAVUL [Tamil film; last weekend: No. 39, this weekend: No. 44]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 6,434 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 2,145. Total: £ 23,524 [approx. Rs. 16.45 lacs].

* CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA [last weekend: No. 45, this weekend: No. 62]: In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,533 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 767. Total: £ 4,93,675 [approx. Rs. 3.45 crores].

* LUCK BY CHANCE [last weekend: No. 34, this weekend: No. 70]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 1,222 on 6 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 204. Total: £ 1,27,719 [approx. Rs. 89.32 lacs].

* RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES [last weekend: No. 49, this weekend: No. 72]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,162 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 581. Total: £ 89,942 [approx. Rs. 62.90 lacs].

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

RANK FILM AVERAGE
1 BILLU £ 5,273
2 NAAN KADAVUL [Tamil film] £ 2,145
3 CHANDNI CHOWK TO CHINA £ 767
4 RAAZ - THE MYSTERY CONTINUES £ 581
5 LUCK BY CHANCE £ 204

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: February 13 - 15, 2009.

* BILLU has debuted at No. 29 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 5,12,124 [approx. Rs. 2.55 crores] on 70 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 7,316.

* LUCK BY CHANCE [last weekend: No. 44, this weekend: No. 60]: In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 15,270 on 17 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 898. Total: $ 3,53,298 [approx. Rs. 1.76 crores].

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
Weekend: February 12 - 15, 2009.

*BILLU: In its opening weekend, the film has collected approx. Aus. $ 1,06,717 [approx. Rs. 34.09 lacs] on 15 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 7,250.

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