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MNIK goes strong in UAE

My Name Is Khan is the first Hindi movie to release in Egypt which will be followed by Jordan and Lebenon in the first week of March. Similarly, the Karan Johar directed movie will be the first Hindi film to be released in Syria during the same period.

entertainment Updated: Feb 19, 2010 17:45 IST

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Shah Rukh Khan's

My Name Is Khan

is the first Hindi movie to release in Egypt which will be followed by Jordan and Lebenon in the first week of March. Similarly, the Karan Johar directed movie will be the first Hindi film to be released in Syria during the same period.



According to a spokesperson of Dharma Productions, the film has broken the record for the biggest opening for a Bollywood movie in the UAE, with some 1,35,858 tickets sold in


the first four days of its release.



The spokesperson said 25 prints have been added today across the Middle East after a successful run in UAE and countries like Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar.



The total print count of MNIK in the West Asia countries stands at 61 prints with another 10 prints being added for Jordan, Lebanon and Syria by the first week of March taking


the print count tally to 71.



In Singapore, the film has done a business of USD 210,000 in the first week which is a record for Hindi film and the response is tremendous with great word of mouth as reported by


the local distributor.



Australia and New Zealand have ended their first week collections over $690,000. In Hongkong the film is running to packed houses with great response.