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Ra.One weekend box office collection touches Rs 170 crore

Mumbai, Nov 4 (): Ra.One’s collection of Rs 170 crore has turned out to be a big winner at the worldwide box office collections in the opening weekend. Shahrukh Khan is all thrilled by the performance of the movie Ra.One.

Superhero Shahrukh Khan’s movie has triumphed with the collection of Rs 137.25 crore (Net of Rs 96 crore in India and Rs 32.75 crore overseas). Ra.One was released in more than 4000 screens across the globe, which is the highest number of theatres for an Indian movie. The movie has earlier earned Rs.37 crore from its satellite rights, Rs.8 crore from its music rights and Rs.10 crore from its ancillary rights before its release.

According to a press statement released by Eros International Media Ltd, the film Ra.One has smashed all the records in both Indian as well as overseas box office.

Nandu Ahuja, Sr VP, Distribution, Eros International said, “Ra. One has touched the highest individual collection in circuits such as Mumbai, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan. We see repeat viewings of the movie with the 3-D version being equally sought after. With the Eid holiday also coming up next week and no other major film release; we are anticipating the film to continue doing huge numbers.”

Speaking on Ra.One’s overseas performance, Pranab Kapadia, President, Eros International said, “The film is enjoying a superb run across all major regions including UK, North America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Overseas, the film has broken SRK’s own previous first weekend record established by My Name is Khan and Ra.One now occupies the position of biggest Indian first weekend grosser overseas as well.”

Ken Naz, President, Eros International, USA added, “Ra.One has had a brilliant opening across the country. Despite storms in the east coast and a state of emergency declared, the film has performed so well. Apart from audience appreciation, leading media like the New York Times and LA Times have hailed the film and we can confidently declare this film to be one of the biggest ever blockbusters and top earners for an Indian film in the USA.”