Couples Retreat, Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman’s first venture into mainstream Hollywood, has reportedly crossed the 100 million dollar mark at North American box office.
This 113 minutes comedy was released worldwide on October 8 in Australia and New Zealand and October 9 in USA. It has reportedly grossed over 102 million dollars domestically besides over 20 million dollars overseas.
Shot in Tahiti (French Polynesia) and USA, it revolves around four couples who go to a tropical-island resort for vacationing. It is yet to be released in many countries.
Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it proved that Hollywood-Bollywood marriage could bring desired results at box office also.
Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, hoped that more creative-technical-financial alliances would be formed between Hollywood and Bollywood in the coming future.
Rahman provided original music for Couples Retreat, besides writing and performing two songs: Na Na and Sajna. Rahman’s son A. R. Ameen also sang in Na Na.
Directed by Emmy nominated Peter Billingsley (Dinner for Five), it stars MTV winner Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Golden Globe nominated Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), etc. Producers were Vince Vaughn and Scott Stuber (Role Models).