Thursday 21 November 2013

Cutting Chai with Bhawana Somaaya - Day 236

Eros Bhansali ki Ram Leela
20.11.2013, Mumbai

Eros International Media Ltd. has announced that their latest film Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela has done a business of a a whopping Rs. 93.58 crores gross weekend worldwide.  Sanjay leela Bhansali’s colorful Indian take on the classic Romeo and Juliet starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in its lead roles, released worldwide on 15 November in over 3,500 screens and grossed Rs. 68.58 crores in India (Rs. 52.75 crores net) and Rs. 25 crores ($4 million) in the overseas markets.

The film earned Rs. 16 crores nett at the domestic box office on its release day, followed by Rs. 17.25 crores on Saturday and Rs. 19.50 on Sunday. Overseas too, the film had cash registers ringing making it the highest grossing first weekend film in overseas devoid of extended public holidays.  The film is also currently on the 9th spot on the charts in the United Kingdom.

Eros International of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema is the first Indian media Company to raise capital and be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The Company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 1,100 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution.

Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali has a knack of picking the most appropriate producer for all his films be it - Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdaas, Black or Guzarish and now Ram Leela.

Bhawana Somaaya / @bhawanasomaaya

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