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Ra.One breaks Bodyguard’s opening weekend collection record

Ra.One collects 95 crores while Bodyguard had collected 85.5 crores in the opening weekend

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | October 31, 2011

While the world has been anticipating the release of SRK’s Ra.One & been dying to know the shape of its fate, there are mixed views about how the movie has actually faired.

Released on 26th October, worldwide, on Diwali, we barely expected unbeatable numbers due to the generic festive mood.

However, Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One did surprise the people when the official numbers came out.

Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International) has announced a historic and record breaking opening for Shah Rukh Khan’s Ra.One, produced by Red Chillies Entertainments in association with Winford Productions. SRK’s super hero action film has set a new record at the Indian box office by earning a gross of Rs. 170 crore worldwide in the opening weekend (first five days of release).

The highly anticipated Diwali release triumphed at the box office with an incredible weekend gross collection of Rs. 137.25 crore (Net Collection of Rs. 96 crore) in India and Rs.  32.75 crore overseas. Since its release, Ra.One has been creating history by shattering regional, national and international box office record after record with the biggest Diwali day opening followed by the biggest single day collections for an Indian film and now the biggest ever weekend release for both India and overseas box office.

Ra.One opened across more than 4,000 plus screens worldwide (3,100 plus screens in India and 904 prints internationally, including 3D, Tamil and Telugu) and is the biggest Hindi grosser in south markets too.

Commenting on the opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, Distribution, Eros International Media Ltd said, “Ra. One released to packed houses across the country on Diwali day and has already created history by taking over the mantle of the biggest domestic earner so far.  The film continues to be on its record breaking spree with several new achievements since its release. It 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 – Distribution - Eros International plc said, “With Ra.One, Eros International once again consolidates and establishes its global distribution network and 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. The Saturday release of 3D versions in most overseas markets means that we are looking at the film continuing to do some excellent numbers through the coming weeks”.

Ken Naz, President, Eros International, USA added, “Eros has capitalized on its key competitive advantage of its worldwide distribution network to exploit the film and not surprisingly, 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 too 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”.

Kamal Jain, Group CFO, Eros International Media Ltd said, “As well as setting new box office records, Ra.One has also been able to set a new benchmark in terms of brand tie ups and merchandising.  With Volkswagan, McDonalds, PlayStation and Tag Heur amongst its partners it has opened up a whole new areas of funding and cross promotion.  Through pre-licensing of rights and the strong theatrical advances and collections till date, we have already recovered our investment. The financial success of Ra.One demonstrates the efficacy of our movie monetization model and the unparalleled strength of our marketing and distribution network both in India and globally. We are very glad with the results posted by Ra.One and it is a profitable venture and the performance is as per our expectations”.

The international exposure of Ra.One will continue to grow in the coming months as Eros International continues to take the film to more and more countries. The film is scheduled for theatrical release in the first quarter of 2012 across several territories including South Korea,, Hong Kong , Taiwan , Russia , Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Palestine , Brazil , Spain, Italy and Greece.

Ra.One is Shah Rukh Khan’s most ambitious project to date directed by Anubhav Sinha starring King Khan himself as G.One along with Arjun Rampal as Ra.One and Kareena Kapoor. The film's visual effects and state of the art production techniques have set a new standard in Indian film.  All this, combined with a widely acclaimed soundtrack produced by Vishal & Shekhar and featuring Grammy award nominee Akon, have made Ra.One a must see film.

For Eros, the success of Ra.One is part of its ongoing slate of film releases.  In the current financial year it expects to release over 70 Indian films with high profile releases to date including Ready, Murder 2, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Mausam. The line-up for the remainder of the financial year continues to look very attractive with three major releases still to come – Imtiaz Ali’s Rockstar, Rohit Dhawan’s Desi Boyz and Shriram Raghavan’s Agent Vinod.

The industry is keeping close eyes on the box office report for Ra.One starting today which will decided the final fate of the movie.

What is to be seen is whether this is just another number game or this movie has managed to raise the bar for Indian Cinema with its vfx, marketing & a new story to tell. For now, looks like the crab mentality of Indian cinema is about to breakfree.

Bollywood@BestMediaInfo.com

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Comments (48)
  • me- 8 years ago

    Watched Ra. One yesterday. Amazing movie. Not for those who go to watch the typical Hindi masalai. Totally Sci-fi. Hi-tech. Great job. congrats for the bold move.

  • Sameer- 8 years ago

    Bodyguard Fans,,,, SRK made all the records. 1.Diwali highst collection 185 Crrs. 2.Single day highst 2510 crr. 3.1st weekend hisgt collection 95 Crrs.

  • syed mansoo- 8 years ago

    srk rock and he is a real king of bollywood

  • Nepal- 8 years ago

    Ra-One is a great movie. I donot think that any movie like bodyguard , Dabang or else never beat this film. This is a different movie. Shah Rukh moves the Hindi Film Industries to Hollywood style. Great Job Shah Rukh. However i am fan of Salman & bodyguard. But Shah Rukh Beats the Salman and his film.

  • akshay- 8 years ago

    It's Jus Rumors Ra One has not yet broke any of the bodyguards records as per Box Office India Report and Busisness Of India.

  • chinmay- 8 years ago

    ra one is awesome srk is real king ilove you shahrukh. no one beats srk

  • swagata- 8 years ago

    again srk proved that salman is fake and a big looser.

  • vijay- 8 years ago

    SRK you rocks.....

  • shah- 8 years ago

    Ra.1 had already broken bodyguard records.....its official considering overseas where bodyguard had failed

  • abdul hamee- 8 years ago

    ra.one boring film,not good

  • shah- 8 years ago

    ra.1 had already broken bodyguard record...me as a non indian confirm it.. overseas the film is doing extremely well

  • hollybcars- 8 years ago

    Quick question to help me get perspective. I paid $8 on Friday to see Ra One in Chicago. How many rupees does it cost in the average Indian cinema?

  • Adrian- 8 years ago

    Ra One was totally AWESOME!!! I'm from America took entire family we all loved it,young and old.Haters if you didn't understand the movie you are idiots! The movie had a great script my kids understood everything as we read sub-titles..music scenes were great!! Great job Shah Rukh Khan!!!

  • assi- 8 years ago

    i am fan of akshy but this movie rokx and i hate salman khan srk rocks

  • divya- 8 years ago

    so lucky i paid 15euros to watch ra one !!!

  • DOLBY- 8 years ago

    BIG FLOP OF 2011 END ITS BUSSINESS BETWEEN 120 CRS....175CRS OF SRK GONE

  • bekul lama- 8 years ago

    MOST BOARING MOVIE EVER SEEN.THIS IS THE SECOND TEES MAAR KHAN.IT MADE ONLY ONE RECORD FOR SINGLE DAY SALMANS RECORD IS STILL THERE.ONLY EK THA TIGER AND DABANGG 2 WILL BREAK THAT RECORD.

  • deepak- 8 years ago

    king khan you are real king of bollywood . your every dialouge and actions are amazing . no 'dabaang' or 'bodyguard' can compare 'G-ONE' or 'DONNNN'

  • deepak- 8 years ago

    king khan you are real king of bollywood . your every dialouge and action are unique . no dabang or bodyguard can be compared with G-ONE.

  • Asad Ahmad - 8 years ago

    Inshallah ra one will broke another more records

  • deepak- 8 years ago

    king khan you are real king of bollywood .your every dialouge and action are amazing . no dabang or bodyguard can fight G-ONE.

  • deepak- 8 years ago

    king khan we love you . you are the real king of bollywood. raone is a fantastic film .

  • sushil- 8 years ago

    it s a awesme movie.....i think no any movie which has that no. of action scenes

  • Mazhar- 8 years ago

    Zabardast Movie hai All Time Blockbuster

  • swati- 8 years ago

    sharukh rock in this movie

  • mhaseebahme- 8 years ago

    let me tell u sumthing bodyguard and ra1 are completely differnt films 1is in south pole nd the other in north pole...but still sum indians like to use there indian mentality..its a shame...when diff pl around the globe apprciate the movie but our own people are bashing the movie...pathetic...SRK RULES

  • eyeskiller4- 8 years ago

    very nice movie i love srk i love u srk srk baap he salman aur amir ka

  • king- 8 years ago

    srk ur great..... master piece of any bollywood muvi salman dh big fat ass sala bodyguard toh south muvi ka remake tha uska storyline itna strong tha not bcoz of salman u fellow fans...

  • king- 8 years ago

    ra one great muvi of the millennium........

  • manoj- 8 years ago

    hey guys,we go for movies for fun but few stupids takes their mind to understand the movie.hats off to srk who has taken bollywood to next level.atlest he doesnt copy south as salman,who is also a good actor but his last few hits xcept dabang was all copy so it is indian talent in diff plate. Srk has really made proud.the movie has grt reviews overseas and also by taran and komal nath.....the best critics. Now witin for DON 2.....

  • prabhakar- 8 years ago

    pic ek dam dabba hai....

  • Arjun- 8 years ago

    Ra.One (Hindi) grossed 81 core nett approx in its extended five day weekend, and Bodyguard had 86 cr. Even if you include Tamil and Telugu versions it will be 85 cr. source (boxofficeindia)

  • vineet soni- 8 years ago

    ra-one rock salman never breaks srk record in real and dream also

  • chandu- 8 years ago

    i love u shah rukh ur n my blood,ur ra.one s a rocking movie i lovd it,i watchd 3 times and i will wtch it many more times.

  • Amar- 8 years ago

    SRK is a headmaster of lovely sing..........

  • shoaib moha- 8 years ago

    sharukh is new super hero of india and ra.one is super every one should watch it

  • Ajay Rana- 8 years ago

    RA 1 is Bakwas....and SRK is super Bakwas..

  • sofy- 8 years ago

    Ra.one really rockz... SRK is the best. nobody can beat srk.

  • sohail- 8 years ago

    ra one is a good film,must watch leaving all comparisions in theatre with other films...even robot...its actually having a an another and a good theme and finally wants to say srk rockss

  • Nandlal cha- 8 years ago

    maine to ra one do bar dekhi ek bar 2d mein aur aur ek bar 3d mein srk to acting mein yakeen karta hai na ki sauth ke movie ko copy karne mein aur na ki body dikha ke. that is srk real hero of bollywood

  • Saiesh- 8 years ago

    Love u srk. U r sooooooooo hot. King of world cinema

  • ANiL- 8 years ago

    Ra.ONE ROCKS Shahrukh is the real superstar++

  • Raaj- 8 years ago

    this is the one of the worst moive of SRK i have ever seen. SRK is biggest losser....... he did not look like a super hero in the entire movie........... Aur wiase bhi SRK ke pass hai bhi kya jo who dikhayenha............. usne Om Shanti Om me kya gatiya body banayee thi........... single haddi.........

  • Nizam shah- 8 years ago

    SRK is the real king of Bollywood salmaan is not a good actor and king khan is atrue and smart actor.

  • Azim- 8 years ago

    Ra.one is very good movie....Nice imagination....SALman ke bas ki copy karni h..but our KING "shahrukh" alag story and Breaks all previous Records....Luv u SRK....We always with u....

  • Kiran- 8 years ago

    I like srk but ra.one is really bakwas movie, n i wish movie would be bluckbuster

  • satish- 8 years ago

    bodyguard is more better than raone.raone is totally flop.

  • manish- 8 years ago

    very borring movie......