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Peepli [Live] rakes in moolah abroad!

After scorching the Indian screens with a gross of Rs.210 million, Peepli [Live] has got an admirable start at international box-office as well. The film has apparently garnered...

bollywood Updated: Aug 17, 2010 17:51 IST

After scorching the Indian screens with a gross of Rs.210 million, Peepli [Live] has got an admirable start at international box-office as well.

According to Bollywoodhungama.com, Peepli [Live] has debuted at No. 23 position in the USA box-office. In its opening weekend, the film has collected $ 3,50,054 [approx. Rs. 1.63 crores] on 64 screens, with the per screen average working out to $ 5,470.

The film is not doing bad in Australia as well. The Aamir Khan production has debuted at No. 17 position in Australia. In its opening weekend, the film has collected Aus. $ 47,935 [approx. Rs. 20.13 lacs] on 7 screens, with the per screen average working out to Aus. $ 6,848.

The film was released on over 600 screens in the domestic market and 100 abroad, except Britain.

Made on a budget of approximately Rs.100 million, the movie recovered its investment even before its release through satellite and music rights for Rs.100 million and Rs.40 million respectively.

It starred lesser known tribals from Bhadwai village in Madhya Pradesh and members of late playwright Habib Tanvir's theatre troupe Naya Theatre. While the lead Natha was played by Omkar Das Manikpuri, other actors in the movie are Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shalini Vatsa, Farrukh Jaffer, Vishal O. Sharma, Aamir Bashir, Sitaram Panchal and Yugal Kishore. The only known actors in the black comedy have been Naseeruddin Shah and Raguveer Yadav.