The much-hyped Hindi movie Himmatwala, which released on a grand scale in the international market, has done an average business at the Overseas Box Office in the first weekend. Although it did not have any big rival either from Bollywood or any other regional film industries, the Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer has failed to take off the way a biggie should. The negative feedback is the reason for its failure.
Himmatwala opened to an average response at the international collection centres. The film was expected to show a big jump, but its business dipped considerably on Saturday and Sunday. When compared to all other key markets, the movie has done good collection in UAE. It has collected Rs 1.77 crores ($3,25,509) at the UAE Box Office in its first weekend and some centres are yet to report about its collection.
Whereas the business of Himmatwala is quite average in other key international markets - UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. The Ajay Devgn and Tamanna starrer has raked in Rs 98.51 lakhs (£1,19,518) from 82 screens in UK, Rs 1.07 crores ($1,97,770) from 99 screens in USA, Rs 35.09 lakhs (A$62,152) from 16 screens in Australia and Rs 16.15 lakhs (NZ$35,584) from 9 screens in New Zealand in its opening weekend.
However, Ajay Devgn's last release Son of Sardar, which clashed with Shahrukh Khan's Jab Tak Hain Jaan, had collected Rs 10.79 crores nett ($1.96 million) at the international collection centres in six-day-extended first weekend. Whereas Himmatwala, which did not have any competitor, has failed to collect even half of the former's collection. It has raked in a total of Rs 4.34 crores nett at the overseas Box Office in its opening weekend.