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Raavan is one of the biggest setbacks at BO

Written by: By: Taran Adarsh, <a href="http://bollywoodhungama.com/" target="_blank">Bollywood Hungama</a>
 
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The much-awaited Raavan has emerged one of the biggest setbacks in the key international markets. Besides a talked-about premiere in U.K. before its release, the film also won rave reviews from reputed American critics. But the tremendous hype and the lavish praises haven't translated into excellent figures. Given the extensive release in the international arena, the opening weekend business of Raavan is extremely disappointing in the three major markets - U.K., U.S.A. and Australia. However, its Tamil version, Raavanan, has fared much better in U.K.

Weekend: June 18 - 20, 2010.

U.K. BOX-OFFICE
* Raavan has debuted at No. 11 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 1,22,284 (approx. Rs. 83.04 lacs) on 55 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 2,223.

* Raavanan (Tamil film) has debuted at No. 16 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 66,317 (approx. Rs. 45.03 lacs) on 14 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 4,737. Note:- Includes Thursday previews.

* Raajneeti (last weekend: No. 14, this weekend: No. 23): In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 30,958 on 32 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 967. Total: £ 4,88,948 (approx. Rs. 3.32 crores).

* Punjaban (last weekend: No. 27, this weekend: No. 36): In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 7,521 on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 940. Total: £ 29,915 (approx. Rs. 20.32 lacs).

* Kites (last weekend: No. 35, this weekend: No. 63): In its fifth weekend, the film has collected £ 1,431 on 3 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 477. Total: £ 5,57,531 (approx. Rs. 3.79 crores).

* Housefull (last weekend: No. 59, this weekend: No. 70): In its eighth weekend, the film has collected £ 769 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 385. Total: £ 6,87,248 [approx. Rs. 4.67 crores].

* Singam (last weekend: No. 41, this weekend: No. 83): In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 304 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 152. Total: £ 1,23,240 (approx. Rs. 83.69 lacs).

* It's A Wonderful Afterlife (last weekend: No. 72, this weekend: No. 86): In its ninth weekend, the film has collected £ 284 on 1 screen. Total: £ 10,19,388 (approx. Rs. 6.92 crores).

U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
* Raavan has debuted at No. 15 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 4,80,703 [approx. Rs. 2.19 crores] on 119 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 4,040.

* Raajneeti (last weekend: No. 22, this weekend: No. 42): In its third weekend, the film has collected $ 75,985 on 56 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 1,357. Total: $ 14,36,396 (approx. Rs. 6.54 crores).

AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE
* Raavan has debuted at No. 9 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 1,43,222 (approx. Rs. 57.25 lacs) on 35 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 4,092.

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