New Punjabi movie "Faraar" starring Gippy Grewal in the lead has brought a halt to the amazing run of four-week-old movie "Angrej" at the overseas box office in its opening weekend.
"Faraar" has forced "Angrej" out of theatres in New Zealand. Besides, the Gippy Grewal starrer has slowed down the business of the latter by becoming the first choice for Punjabi audience in the key international markets like the UK and Australia.
The Baljit Singh Deo-directed film has collected $32,427 (Rs 21.55 lakh) from 22 screens at the USA box office in the first weekend. Faraar has landed in the third place in the USA business chart after "Phantom" (Hindi) and "Thani Oruvan" (Tamil). It has pushed down blockbuster Telugu film "Srimanthudu", which has landed in the fourth place with its collection $27,647 from 24 screens.
When compared to its screen count and collection in the USA, "Faraar" has done better business in lesser number of cinema halls in Canada. The film has collected US$49,790 (Rs 33.09 lakh) from 12 screens at the Canada box office. It has graced the second place in the collection chart after "Phantom".
"Faraar" has collected £17,535 (Rs 17.95 lakh) from 14 screens at the UK box office in the opening weekend. Four-week-old Punjabi film Angrej has raked in £1,972 at the UK box office in its fifth weekend and its 31-day total stands at £110,902 (Rs 1.13 crore) in the country.
The Gippy Grewal and Kainaat Arora starrer has earned A$51,236 (Rs 24.27 lakh) from 23 screens at the Australia box office in the first weekend. "Faraar" has topped the business chart in the country, beating "Phantom" and "Thani Oruvan". In its fifth weekend, "Angrej" added A$3,364 to its 31-day total collection A$702,462 (Rs 3.32 crore) in the country.
"Faraar" has raked in NZ$23,493 (Rs 10.01 lakh) from nine screens at the New Zealand box office in its opening weekend. The movie has collected MYR 6,124 (Rs 97,342) from four screens at the Malaysia box office in the first weekend.
Overall, "Faraar" has collected US$162,365 (Rs 1.07 crore) from 84 screens at the overseas box office in the first weekend. It has turned out to be another decent grosser Punjabi film of 2015. But its business looks quite low, when compared to that of "Sardaar Ji" and "Angrej", which have collected US$926,718 (Rs 5.92 crore) from 106 screens and US$597,405 (Rs 3.82 crore) from 80 screens respectively in international markets in their opening weekends.