"Welcome Back" has debuted to superb response in the international markets and collected $3.21 million (Rs 21.38 crore) at the overseas box office in the first weekend.
Released in 135+ screens, "Welcome Back" has collected $553,884 (Rs 3.70 crore) at the USA box office in the first weekend. The movie has landed in the second place, while "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" topped the business chart with its collection -- $697,012 (Rs 4.66 crore) from 90 theatres -- in the country. Its per-screen average is much lower than that of the Telugu movie.
"Welcome Back" has got good opening and topped the business charts in Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand as well. The John Abraham starrer has collected US$148,406 (Rs 99.22 lakh) from 14 screens in Canada, £210,698 (Rs 2.13 crore) from 74 screens in the UK, A$160,349 (Rs 74.05 lakh) from 20 screens in Australia, and NZ$75,898 (Rs 31.75 lakh) from 11 screens in New Zealand in the first weekend.
Anees Bazmee's comedy flick has collected €13,517 (Rs 10.04 lakh) from 27 screens in Germany and MYR17,765 (Rs 2.75 lakh) from 3 screens in Malaysia in the first weekend. The movie has raked in approximately Rs 13 crore at the UAE and other key international markets in three days.
With its superb collection of $3.21 million (21.38 crore), "Welcome Back" has become the third highest grosser in the opening weekend in 2015 after "Bajrangi Bhaijaan" and "Dil Dhadakne Do". Here is the list of top five of 2015.
|Rank||Movie||USD in Million||Rs in Cr|
|2||Dil Dhadakne Do||3.5||22.4|
|4||Tanu Weds Manu Returns||2.67||17|
"Welcome Back" collected Rs 51 crore at the Indian box office in the first weekend and its three day global total stands Rs 72.38 crore. The movie has become the second highest grosser in opening weekend at the worldwide box office after "Bajrangi Bhaijaan".
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#WelcomeBack packs a SOLID punch. Fri 14.35 cr, Sat 17.05 cr, Sun 19.60 cr. Total: ₹ 51 cr. India biz. EXTRAORDINARY!" He added, "#WelcomeBack is EXCELLENT in international markets too. Collects $ 3.21 million [₹ 21.38 cr] in its opening weekend."