Last week's release Race 2 starring Saif Ali
Khan, John Abraham and Anil Kapoor in leads,
has crossed Rs 100 crore mark at the worldwide Box Office. The
Abbas-Mastan-directed action thriller was expected to surpass this
benchmark in the first week of its release. But it has taken a day
extra and successfully achieved this magic figure on its second
Friday at the global business centres.
Race 2 debuted with superb response across the globe.
The action thriller collected Rs 51.35 crores nett in India and Rs
17.26 crores nett ($ 3.2 million) from its screening in the USA,
UK, UAE, Australia and New Zealand, taking its worldwide total to
Rs 68.61 in the first weekend. It needed Rs 31.4 crores to cross Rs
100 crore mark. Trade analyst had felt that even if its business
dropped by 50% on the weekdays, the film would easily surpass this
mark in the first week.
But Race 2 witnessed 55% to 60% decrease in the
collection at the worldwide Box Office on the weekdays, thereby
proving trade experts' predictions false. The movie collected Rs
24.75 crores nett at Indian Box Office and Rs 5.35 crore at the
international Box Office on the weekdays, taking its first week
global total to Rs 98.71 crores nett.
Race 2 collected a total of Rs 76.10 crores nett in
India and Rs 22.61 crores nett ($ 4.25 million) in the
international market in the first week. However, the film collected
Rs 3.5 crores at the Indian Box Office, taking its global
collection beyond Rs 100 crores nett. Its total stands at Rs 102.21