Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer "Dilwale" has failed to cross Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic box office, but thanks to its overseas earnings, the worldwide income stands at Rs 121.47 crore.
"Dilwale" opening weekend box office collection is the third highest this year, after Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo". The film's business is lower than what was expected and the reason behind it is the release of "Bajirao Mastani", which is turning out to be a tough competitor for "Dilwale".
"Dilwale", directed by Rohit Shetty, earned Rs 65.09 crore from the domestic box office in its opening weekend. The first day business of the film was Rs 21 crore, on Saturday the collection went down slightly, but the collection went up on Sunday once again.
The romantic action drama minted Rs 20.09 crore on Saturday and Rs 24 crore on Sunday.
In India the film might have earned less, but at the overseas market, Shah Rukh has again proved that he is the king. "Dilwale" minted $ 8.5 million (Rs 56.38 crore) from the overseas box office in its opening weekend, thus taking its worldwide total to Rs 121.47 crore.
"#Dilwale Fri 21 cr, Sat 20.09 cr, Sun 24 cr. Total: ₹ 65.09 cr. India biz. Good growth on Sunday," box office analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"#Dilwale Overseas total: $ 8.5 million [₹ 56.38 cr]. EXCELLENT!" he added.
The overseas figure is the second highest of 2015, after "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo". Interestingly, the opening day overseas income of "Dilwale" was higher than the domestic opening day collection.
Check out the overseas breakup of "Dilwale", as provided by Bollywood Hungama.
UK-Ireland: Shah Rukh starrer minted £ 724,065 (Rs 7.16 crore) in its opening weekend.
Australia and New Zealand: The film minted A$ 493,577 (Rs 2.34 crore) from Australian box office, while NZ$ 257,211 (Rs 1.15 crore) from the New Zealand box office.
Malaysia: From Malaysian box office, "Dilwale" minted MYR 173,128 (Rs 26.68 lakh).
Directed by Shetty, the film features Shah Rukh, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.