Not only is Farah Khan's Om Shanti Om ruling the
domestic box-office scene, it is also doing record breaking
business in the Overseas.
As per the first weekend numbers, the Shahrukh Khan, Deepika
Padukone, Shreyas Talpade and Arjun Rampal starrer has grossed an
unbelievable $1,764,131 in 3-days from the US. In doing so, Om
Shanti Om has smashed the previous weekend record, for a Hindi
movie in the US. What is coincidental is that the record of
$1,351,786 was previously held by another Shahrukh Khan starrer,
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006). It will be interesting to
see if Om Shanti Om can break the highest US grosser
record of $3,129,779, also held by Kabhi Alvida Naa
Om Shanti Om is also expected to break the current year
record of $2,096,000, set by the Mani Ratnam's Abhishek, Aishwarya
starrer, Guru. And that in less a week!
Coming to the performance of the other 'Diwali' release, Sanjay
Leela Bhansali's Saawariya, the movie has also performed
very well. During the first weekend, the Ranbir-Sonam starrer has
grossed a healthy $542,192 from the US.