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Ghajini mints $4 mn in opening weekend overseas

Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini, which is a remake of the Tamil film with the same title, has grossed $4 million, outside India in its opening Christmas weekend.

entertainment Updated: Dec 30, 2008 15:31 IST

Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini has grossed $4 million, outside of India, in its opening Christmas weekend.

BIG Pictures was the distributor of the film across 22 countries overseas.

Jawahar Sharma, COO - International Film Business, BIG Pictures said that the film's opening weekend performance in the Middle East and North America has set new records.

In North America the film opened with weekend collections of $1.4 million, the second highest in 2008.

In Middle East the opening weekend collection stood at $0.92 million, highest opening for a Hindi film.

Australia saw the film doing business of Australian dollars 254,000.

The film will also open in Myanmar, Uganda, Malaysia and Morocco in coming weeks, Sharma said.

Ghajini also opened simultaneously in UK, Ireland, Norway, Germany, Denmark, Holland, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, New Zealand, Fiji, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia where it has broken all previous records including that of any previous Aamir Khan starrer.

Ghajini's performance demonstrates that the overseas audience are equally accepting the quality action films, which are still a rarity coming out of India. We are extremely pleased with the film's opening, which has created bench marks in various international markets like North America, Australia and Middle East, Sharma said.

A Geetha Arts production, Ghajini is a remake of the Tamil film with the same title, also directed by AR Murugadoss.

The film stars Aamir Khan, Asin Thottumkal, Jiah Khan and Pradeep Rawat.