Karan Johar's latest directorial venture Student of the Year (SOTY) has received decent response at the overseas Box Office. It is successful in pulling down old releases OMG Oh My God, English Vinglish and Barfi, which were rocking and topping at the international collection centres from the past few weeks. Its first weekend collection is on par with that of many biggies in recent times.
Student of the Year featuring all newcomers in leads, has collected £1,31,149 (Rs 1.13 crores) from 57 screens at the UK Box Office in the first weekend of its release. Its collection in the country is much lower than Karan Johar's previous releases like Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which had raked in Rs 2.70 crores (£3,46,460) from 52 screens and Rs 1.88 crores (£2,42,177) from 53 screens, respectively.
Student of the Year has done a decent business at the USA Box Office, but here also its collection is much lower than Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, which had grossed Rs 6.02 crores ($12,13,096) from 132 screens and Rs 3.15 crores ($6,37,100) from 111 screens, respectively, in the opening weekend. Karan Johar's new movie has collected Rs 1.75 crores ($3,26,508) from 106 screens in the country.
Karan Johar's previous movies Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was not released in the UAE, whereas Student of the Year has done a wonderful business. The movie starring Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan in leads, has collected Rs 2.05 crores (AED 14,06,000) at the UAE Box Office in its opening weekend.
Student of the Year collection is much lower at collection centres in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji when compared to the business of Agneepath and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu. The movie has raked in Rs 36.41 lakhs (A$65,541) from 16 screens in Australia, Rs 10.27 lakhs (NZ$23,326) from 11 screens in New Zealand and Rs 9.69 lacs (FJD 32,209) from 2 screens Fiji in the first weekend.
However, the business of Student of the Year has not been up to the mark in two major markets UK and USA, but it has fared the best in UAE. The movie has collected approximately Rs 6.95 crores ($1.3 million) at the foreign Box Office in the first weekend. Overall, its business in the international market is far better than that of OMG Oh My God (Rs 3.8 crores).