Madras Cafe, which released in foreign countries like USA, UAE, Australia and Srilanka, has done excellent collection at the Overseas Box Office in the first weekend. Its business seems to be far better than that of John Abraham's Force, which failed to cross Rs 2 crore mark in its opening weekend. But it has failed to push down Chennai Express from the top of international business chart.
The John Abraham and Nargis Fakhri starrer has collected $2,45,056 (Rs 1.58 crores) from 50 screens at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. But due to a small screen count, Madras Cafe failed to overtake Chennai Express, which has collected $3,87,902 from 144 screens in the third weekend, taking its 17-day American total to Rs 30.14 crores.
Madras Cafe has done excellent business in UAE and GEC. The movie has collected Rs 2.11 crores (AED 12,00,000) at the UAE Box Office in its opening weekend. It has collected Rs 24.65 lakhs (A$42,423) from 10 screens in Australia and Rs 1.61 lakhs (LKR 3,31,446) from one screen in Srilanka. The film did not release in other key international markets like UK, New Zeland and Fiji.
John Abraham's Force had collected Rs 1.32 crore at the Overseas Box Office in its opening weekend and its breakup was Rs 50.13 lakhs (£65,841) from 47 screens in UK, Rs 51.73 lakhs ($1,05,000) from 53 screens in USA, Rs 28.72 lakhs (A$60,315) from 18 screens in Australia and Rs 1.44 lakhs (NZ$3,825) from 2 screens in New Zealand in its opening weekend. Now, Madras Cafe has beaten this record with its collection Rs 4 crores at the international Box Office in the first weekend.