Ghanchakkar has done fantastic business at the UAE Box Office, but its collection is very low in other key markets. The Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan starrer has been beaten by Punjabi film Jatt & Juliet 2 in UK, USA and Australia and Telugu film Balupu in USA. Even last week release Raanjhanaa has done better business than the new release with lesser number of screens in these countries.
Ghanchakkar has collected Rs 75.47 lakhs (£ 83,344) from 62 screens at the UK Box Office in its opening weekend. Though it has topped the collection chart in the UK, its per screen average is quite lower than that of Jatt & Juliet 2, which has raked in Rs 74.94 lakhs (£ 82,756) from 13 screens in the country in the first weekend.
The Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan starrer has collected Rs 85.36 lakhs ($ 1,43,616) from 89 screens at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. Ghanchakkar has landed in the fourth place in the business chart in the USA, while Jatt & Juliet 2, Balupu and Raanjhanaa graced first, second and third positions respectively.
But Ghanchakkar has shown an excellent performance at the UAE Box Office in the first weekend and topped the collection chart there. The film has collected Rs 2.24 crores (AED 13,80,000) in the first weekend. Interestingly, it has beaten the life-time record of Raanjhanaa, which has raked in Rs. 2.11 crores (AED 13,00,000) in the country in 10 days.
Ghanchakkar has landed in the second place, while Jatt & Juliet 2 topped the business chart in Australia. In its opening weekend, the movie has raked in Rs 21.28 lakhs (A$ 38,979) from 14 screens at the Australia Box Office, while the latter collected Rs 1.33 crores (A$ 2,44,139) from 20 screens. The film has minted Rs 4.79 lakhs (NZ$ 10,373) from 7 screens at the New Zealand Box Office in its first weekend.
However, Ghanchakkar has collected Rs 4.10 crores nett at the overseas Box Office in the first weekend. Surprisingly, the film which had failed to beat the first weekend record of The Dirty Picture in India, has smashed the overseas record of Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan's first combo movie, which had collected Rs 3.5 crores from international market in its first weekend.