‘Agneepath’ earns USD3.2 mn at overseas box office

Producer Karan Johar is “ecstatic” with the global collections

After a record opening in the domestic market, filmmaker Karan Johar’s Agneepath has tasted success in the overseas market by earning USD3.2 million (Rs 160 million) since it opened January 26. Eros International released the Hrithik Roshan-starrer on 337 screens worldwide. The film, directed by debutant Karan Malhotra, grossed 347,000 pounds in Britain in the first four days. In the US, the four-day collections were USD1.3 million and in the UAE, Agneepath collected more than $800,000.

Agneepath has done extremely well in all the overseas markets making it the first blockbuster of the year. The tremendous response has been very encouraging with all major markets indicating remarkable box office results,” Pranab Kapadia, president, marketing and distribution, Eros International, said in a statement.

Meanwhile, after a record first day opening, the film is on its way to join the Rs 1 billion club as it has already earned Rs 750 million in the five days of its release. If trade experts are to be believed, the film is likely to do better as there is no big release in the coming weekend.

“All of us at Dharma Productions are ecstatic with the collections. It truly is the director Karan Malhotra’s vision that has made it all possible. Revisiting a cult classic is a dating task….and he along with his brilliant cast and crew have helped create box office magic,” said an overwhelmed Karan Johar, the producer.

Agneepath is the remake of a 1990 film of the same name, which was not a commercial success. However, Amitabh Bachchan got a National Film Award for his performance. The new version of the movie has Hrithik playing the iconic Vijay Dinanath Chauhan. Rishi Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt are getting rave reviews for their portrayals of Rauf Lala and Kancha Cheena respectively.