Sanjay Gupta's directorial film "Shootout at Wadala" has received great response from audiences in the first two days of its release overseas.
In the UK, the film collected ₹19.76 lakh on Friday and ₹25.31 lakh on Saturday from 49 screens, taking the overall collections to ₹45.07 lakh. In Australia, it raked in ₹7.06 lakh on Friday and ₹10.97 lakh on Saturday from seven screens, taking the two-day total to ₹18.03 lakh. In New Zealand, it earned ₹1.91 lakh on Friday and ₹2.68 lakh on Saturday from three screens, taking the total to ₹4.59 lakh.
At the US box office, the film minted ₹29.6 lakh on the first day of its release. The total collections from four circuits in the international market amounted to ₹97.29 lakh.
The action and crime drama film was in 11th place in the UK upon its release. In the US, it minted $55,000 on the opening day, according to trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh.
Good reviews seem to have helped the film's collections in India and overseas. In India, the film had started with a bang with high earnings coming from Mumbai, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
The film had registered an occupancy of 60 to 70 percent on the opening day in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore and some parts of Delhi and UP. It earned ₹10.1 crore on the first day in India and emerged as one of the biggest openers this year after "Himmatwala" and "Race 2".
On Saturday, the film registered a slight drop in collections at some circuits. According to earlier estimates, the film collected around ₹9.75 crore to ₹10 crore.
On a disappointing note, the screening of the film has been delayed in Pakistan. The country's Censor Board delayed the film's release because of certain elements that are considered too bold and provocative.
According to Zee News, the Censor Board of Pakistan found the item song "Laila" featuring Sunny Leone too provocative for people in Pakistan.
"Shootout at Wadala" - the sequel to "Shootout at Lokhandwala" - features John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut, Anil Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, and Sonu Sood in the lead roles and Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpai, Ronit Roy and Mahesh Manjrekar in supporting roles.
The action oriented film is based on the book "Dongri to Dubai", written by journalist Hussain Zaidi.