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Monday, 20 July 2015

Movies from the Sub-Continent expand - Adrienne McKibbins reports

Its interesting that we had no less than 7  films from the sub-Continent showing in Australia over the weekend. Six from various parts of India and one Pakistani film.

There were three Tamil films. Suddenly we are getting more Tamil films than we ever did in the past, 2 Punjabi films ( which always seem to find an audience even though most of them are not cinematic masterpieces.  But Hindi films still tend to do better BO wise. They also tend to have more screens.

Salman Khan the star of Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajrangi Bhaijaan has now entered the 100 Crore club as they call it in India, and it has become Salman Khan's biggest opening ever. (NB Wikipedia advises that a crore (/ˈkrɔər/; abbreviated cr) is a unit in the Indian numbering system equal to ten million (10,000,000; in scientific notation: 107), which is written in these regions as 1,00,00,000 with the local style of digit group separators. It is equal to a hundred lakh (a lakh is equal to one hundred thousand and is written as 1,00,000). It is widely used in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal. The Indian numbering system is used when writing Marathi, Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, Nepali, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.)

Australia

Rank
Movie
Weekend
Weekend Gross (A$)
Screens
Total Gross (A$)
Total Gross (INR)
8
Bajrangi Bhaijaan
1
560,016
28
560,016
2.61 crores
17
Maari (Tamil)
1
65,548
10
65,548
30.63 lacs
20
Bahubali (Tamil)
2
54,939
8
194,405
90.86 lacs
47
Papanasam (Tamil)
3
3,035
4
122,130
57.08 lacs
50
Hero Naam Yaad Rakhi (Punjabi)
2
1,825
10
72,945
34.09 lacs
77
Sardaar Ji
4
145
3
641,526
3.00 crores
83
Bin Roye (Pakistan)
1
40
1
40
1,871/-


I suspect very few people knew that Bin Roye was actually on, as its release date was supposed to have been delayed.

But it has had a positive response, the lead actress has recently gone to India to star in a film with Shah Rukh Khan



Adrienne

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