|Yash Chopra’s last film Jab Tak Hai Jaan is going strong at the box office overseas. The movie is reportedly the highest opening Bollywood film ever in the US.
It’s uncommon for any Indian film to secure a place among the top ten films at US box office, but the Shahrukh Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Jab Tak Hai Jaan has made a rare entry into the top ten of the US box office, getting the eighth position. According to a statement from the producers Yash Raj Films, the film has grossed USD 7.58 million overseas, being the biggest opening Bollywood film ever in the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan is in the top ten with Hollywood biggies The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (number 1), Sam Mendes’ Skyfall (number 2) and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln (number 3), reports The Telegraph.
The other movies in US Top Ten are Wreck-It Ralph and Flight. Wreck-It Ralph an animated Disney film about a video game villain with dreams of becoming a hero, earned USD 18.6 million and is in fourth place. Fifth spot goes to the movie Flight, a star vehicle for Denzel Washington, who plays a crash-landing pilot with substance abuse problems. The movie has managed to pull in USD 8.8 million.
Directed by the legendary Yash Chopra, remembered for his quintessential musical romantic films, the movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan received a mixed response from the critics as well as the audiences. But the negative reports haven’t deterred the movie’s collection neither in India, nor overseas.
The movie’s first six-day weekend box office collection in India and overseas stand at Rs 122.47 crore. The domestic collections are a little over Rs. 80 crore, whereas, in the overseas markets, Jab Tak Hai Jaan has collected around Rs. 41.7 crore.