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Shahrukh cruise passes Tom Cruise

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    Monday, November 12, 2007

    Washington (ANI): The pairing of Tom Cruise and Robert Redford was no competition for Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali at the Indian Box Office.

    Cruise and Redford's new film Lions for Lambs pulled in a 10.3 million dollars over the weekend overseas but still couldn't beat the earnings of Khan's Om Shanti Om or Bhansali's Saawariya.

    Om Shanti Om topped the box office with an earning of roughly 17 million dollars in India, and also took in 1.5 million dollars at 114 the United States. Sawaariya, which marked the debut of Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, raked in 14.4 million dollars in India, 600,000 dollars in the U.S., 340,000 dollars in the U.K. and 100,000 dollars in Australia, reports Variety.

    Cruise's pic also didn't win over audiences in other major markets, generating just 2.2 million dollars in Spain, followed by 1.4 million dollars in the U.K, 1 million dollars in Germany and 878,000 dollars in Australia.

    Lions, starring Cruise, Robert Redford and Meryl Streep, stumbled out of the gate internationally without winning in any of major markets. Fox opened the Middle East tale in 12 of the 16 top territories with Spain generating the top number with $2.2 million, followed by the U.K. with $1.4 million, Germany with $1 million and Australia with $878,000.

    Lions came in a close second in Spain, losing out to the fifth frame of local hit The Orphanage, which has topped $20 million. Also not doing well was Universal's The Kingdom.

    Things looked up for Paramount's The Heartbreak Kid which continued to salvage its domestic perf by showing more traction abroad, taking in 8.6 million dollars.

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