Saturday, January 17, 2009

"Ghajini smash!"

"Ghajini Scores" is right. It's now officially India's "biggest domestic earner," according to the Hindustan Times:

"Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini, which released to packed houses on December 25, is on its way to create history by taking over the mantle of the biggest domestic earner so far, leaving behind Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

Ghajini, a romantic action thriller that explores the life of a rich businessman who suffers from short-term memory loss following a violent incident, has earned Rs 2 billion ($41 million) in less than two weeks from its release.

The film has grossed Rs 1.62 billion in domestic markets and Rs 390 million have come from overseas markets till end of second week. The film is still running to packed houses and may cross more milestones.

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In the overseas market, it is now second only to Karan Johar's hit film Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham which collected Rs 440 million."

2 comments:

c said...

wonder if Ghajini could have been made by a westerner!

vic said...

teh best part abt the ghajini success is that hopefully this will lead to some type of resurgence for masala action cinema in hindi, w/ peter hein leading the way. hein has been responsible for alot of the great telugu action flicks of the last few yrs(and a few in tamil also), hes easily the best fights guy working in india right now. hopefully he starts to get more work in hindi now