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    By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM

    Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    Considering its genre and the fact that it's a serious film with barely one song, Eklavya - The Royal Guard has opened very well in Overseas. In U.K., the film has fetched a good start, while Australia is at par with the best. U.S.A. is simply superb. In its 4-day weekend, the film has embarked on one of the best starts ever for a Hindi film.

    U.K. BOX-OFFICE
    Weekend: February 16 - 18, 2007.

    • Eklavya - The Royal Guard has debuted at No. 14 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected £ 163,783 [approx. Rs. 1.41 crores] on 40 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 4,095. The breakdown:- Friday: £ 44,175; Saturday: £ 69,528; Sunday: £ 50,080.
    • Salaam-E-Ishq [last weekend: No. 19, this weekend: No. 25]: In its fourth weekend, the film has collected £ 26,192 on 30 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 873. Total: £ 774,295 [approx. Rs. 6.64 crores]. The breakdown:- Friday: £ 6,241; Saturday: £ 10,525; Sunday: £ 9,426.

    • Guru [last weekend: No. 35, this weekend: No. 40]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 5,836 on 8 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 730. Total: £ 499,304 [approx. Rs. 4.28 crores]. The breakdown:- Friday: £ 929; Saturday: £ 2,345; Sunday: £ 2,562.

    • Deepavali [Tamil; last weekend: No. --, this weekend: No. 53]: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 2,677 on 2 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 1,339. Total: £ 12,856 [approx. Rs. 11 lacs]. The breakdown:- Friday: £ 509; Saturday: £ 1,186; Sunday: £ 982.

    • Aalwar [Tamil; last weekend: No. --, this weekend: No. 71]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected £ 521 on 1 screen. Total: £ 19,403 [approx. Rs. 16.60 lacs]. The breakdown:- Friday: £ --; Saturday: £ 287; Sunday: £ 234.

    • Traffic Signal [last weekend: No. 68, this weekend: No. 91]: In its third weekend, the film has collected £ 54 on 1 screen. Total: £ 10,862 [approx. Rs. 9.29 lacs].

    • The breakdown:- Friday: £ --; Saturday: £ 54; Sunday: £ --.

    THIS WEEKEND IN U.K. 

    [Based on screen averages]


    RANK FILM AVERAGE
    1 EKLAVYA - THE ROYAL GUARD £ 4,095
    2 DEEPAVALI [Tamil] £ 1,339
    3 SALAAM-E-ISHQ £ 873
    4 GURU £ 730
    5 AALWAR [Tamil] £ 521
    6 TRAFFIC SIGNAL £ 54

    U.S.A. BOX-OFFICE
    4-day weekend: February 16 - 19, 2007.

    • Eklavya - The Royal Guard has debuted at No. 20 position. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 812,262 [approx. Rs. 3.57 crores] on 80 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 10,153.

    • Guru [last weekend: No. 53, this weekend: No. 59]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected approx. $ 28,000 on 24 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 1,167. Total: approx. $ 2,087,000 [approx. Rs. 9.18 crores].

    • Black Friday [last weekend: No. 64, this weekend: No. 81]: In its second weekend, the film has collected approx. $ 5,000 on 9 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 556. Total: approx. $ 34,000 [approx. Rs. 14.96 lacs].

    NEW YORK CITY BOX-OFFICE

    4-day weekend: February 16 - 19, 2007.

    • In its opening weekend [No. 20], Eklavya - The Royal Guard has collected $ 105,742 on 6 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 17,624.

    • Guru [last weekend: No. 41, this weekend: No. 56]: In its sixth weekend, the film has collected $ 1,743 on 1 screen. New York total: $ 250,430.

    AUSTRALIA BOX-OFFICE

    4-day weekend: February 15 - 18, 2007

    • In its opening weekend, Eklavya - The Royal Guard has collected Australia $ 84,215 [approx. Rs. 29.18 lacs] on 12 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 7,018.

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