"3 Idiots" - a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production, a Raj Kumar Hirani film starring Aamir Khan rewrites Indian Cinema Box Office History.
Grosses over Rs 100 crores in 4 days
Mumbai, December 28:
Reliance Big Pictures which released '3 Idiot's in 2126 screens worldwide including 366 screens overseas-the widest release for any Indian film so far - has reported unprecedented box-office response from all over. The film has set new records in ticket sales in towns and cities across the world. In just 4 days the film has grossed over an astounding Rs 100 crores worldwide. The film continues to draw record crowds and is setting new benchmarks for Bollywood films.
Inspired from Chetan Bhagat's novel, "Five Point Someone" the film chronicles the tale of three friends together in an engineering college. What seems to have touched the right chord in people's heart is the witty writing and terrific acting and the incisive look which the film takes at the education system in India. Shot on location the film has caught the audience's imagination like never before. From a small town like Wardha to a city like Chandigarh, from Mumbai to Delhi and from New York to Sydney theatres have reported record-breaking collections. The film which has also been critically acclaimed has already begun attracting repeat audiences. Said a college student coming out of a suburban multiplex in Ahmedabad that she was coming back again tomorrow with her family to watch the film.
Commenting on the huge success of the film Producer Vinod Chopra said," Response has been overwhelming from all over the world. Aamir, Raju and I knew from the responses earlier on that people liked the film but this is something else... We have got reports from places like Australia that they have reduced 'Avatar' shows and increased ours," said Chopra in a statement.
'3 Idiots' is the highest grossing Hindi film ever in Australia on its opening weekend. Similarly in the US, I have been given to understand that '3 Idiots' would be highest ever for a Hindi film," he added.
Film Information, an Indian trade journal that tracks box office performance commented "Bollywood should be dancing, singing, rejoicing, shedding tears of joy.. 3 Idiots has come like a tornado to smash box-office records and create new ones which may not be broken easily, at least in the immediate future."
Amit Khanna, Chairman of Reliance Big Entertainment said, "We are privileged to have been associated with 3 idiots and its immensely talented team led by Vinod, Amir and Raju. The ramp-up to Rs. 100 crores in 4 days is phenomenal and are confident that the film will continue to blaze new records in the weeks to come"
Cast and Credits
Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Omi Vaidya, Javed Jaffrey & Mona Singh
Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi and Vidhu Vinod Chopra
About Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL) ( www.rbe.co.in
) is the flagship media and entertainment arm of Indian conglomerate, Reliance Group, ( www.relianceada.com
) with significant presence in film entertainment (film production, distribution, and exhibition), broadcasting and new media ventures.
With investments over USD 1 billion in its Filmed Entertainment business RBEL's motion picture brand, Reliance BIG Pictures ( www.reliancebigpictures.com
) has built a formidable film production slate in Hindi, English & other Indian languages, which it markets & distributes worldwide. The slate has projects with leading production houses and marquee Indian directors like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rakesh Roshan, David Dhawan, Indra Kumar, Ravi Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sudhir Mishra. Shaji N. Karun, Shyam Benegal, Rituparno Ghosh, Buddhadev Dasgupta, M.S Sathyu & Amol Palekar.
On the Hollywood slate, Reliance BIG Pictures has partnered with Steven Spielberg and Stacey Snider on the formation of DreamWorks Studios and has development silos with Nicolas Cage's Saturn Films, Jim Carrey's JC 23 Entertainment, George Clooney's Smokehouse Productions, Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures, Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions, Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment, Jay Roach's Everyman Pictures, Brett Ratnerís Rat Entertainment, Julia Robertsí Red Om Films and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment.
Reliance Group ( www.relianceada.com
) is among India's largest private sector business and has interests in communications, financial services, health, energy, infrastructure and media & entertainment.
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