‘My Name Is Khan’ Earns Rs 90 Crore
Karan Johar’s My Name Is Khan (MNIK) has grossed around Rs 50 crore in India and about Rs 90 crore worldwide in its opening weekend, Vivek Krishnani, head (marketing ), Star Fox Studio said. Krishnani observed, “In the US, the film made Rs 20 crore, in the UK region, £1,23,000 ( Rs 89.61 lakhs) on the opening day. In Australia, the film earned an impressive $1.5 million ( Rs 7.05 crore), and was ranked no. 11 in the market.” He added that the overall weekend collections of MNIK have been double of closest competitor 3 Idiots worldwide,” adding that Sunday global box office markets like US, Australia, UK and Middle East set new records for the biggest single day internationally for a Bollywood movie.
Star Fox Studio, the distributors of the film had distributed close 2,000 prints worldwide in the US, UK, Gulf region and Australia. The film ranked number five at the overseas box office behind Avatar, Valentine's Day, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, and The Wolfman. MNIK has seen the biggest international opening day for a Bollywood film, grossing almost 30% more than, 3 Idiots which was released on December 24, 2009, says Krishnani.
In India, despite the issues in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Indore and other centres on Friday and part of Saturday, the film has opened well. In states where the film opened without any trouble, including Delhi-UP, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerela, the collections have been strong.