Controversy or no controversy Shahrukh Khan starer movie My Name Is Khan was expected to set the Box Office on fire and it has done just that. The Karan Johar directed movie starring Shahrukh and Kajol grossed Rs. 90.2 Crore in the first three days as per the data released by Fox Star India, which distributed the movie. Aamir Khan starer 3 Idiots which has broken many Box Office records since it's release had grossed Rs 90 Crores in the first three days.
In an official statement Fox Star India CEO Vijay Singh said “Despite issues in certain centres on Friday, the movie has done exceptionally well." My Name Is Khan also became the biggest single day hit internationally for a Bollywood movie. Mr. Singh added the movie earned Rs. 48 crore at the domestic box office and an estimated Rs. 42.2 crore internationally. The movie earned a whopping Rs. 20 Crore in the US and another Rs. 7.05 Crores in Australia.
Star Fox Studio had released close to 2,000 prints worldwide in the US, UK, Gulf region and Australia. What's interesting is the fact that in many of the international markets the movie was among the top 5 giving competition to the likes of Avatar, Valentine's Day and The Wolfman. In India the movie did extremely well in Delhi-UP, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Kerela and also in Maharashtra and Gujarat where it released amidst protest.