The Tamil and Telugu versions of Hrithik Roshan-starrer Bang Bang!, which released Oct 2, jointly raked in over Rs.3 crore at the box office in five days. It's said to be the highest for a dubbed Hindi film.
"While the Telugu version collected about Rs.2.1 crore, the Tamil version of the film minted Rs.97 lakh. This is the best ever opening for a dubbed Hindi film," trade analyst Trinath told.
"The long festival weekend helped the film register a big opening. Bang Bang! even surpassed Hrithik's Krrish 3, which had a very successful run in the dubbed versions as well," he said.
Speaking about Bang Bang's sucess, Hrithik told, "I am overjoyed with it. The kind of praise I have got with Bang Bang is unprecedented. I got a lot of praise for Krrish3. But it was more on the lines of respect. This is more on the lines of 'oohs' and 'aahs', the claps and the ceetees. It's a bit embarrassing actually to hear women yelling 'I want you' and men saying, 'I wish I was gay.' This is a different world of compliments that I had secretly missed."
Siddharth Anand-directed Bang Bang! has collected Rs.201.51 crore from all its versions in five days worldwide. An out-and-out action entertainer, the film also features Katrina Kaif, Danny Denzongpa, Jaaved Jaaferi, Deepti Naval, Kanwaljit Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill.