ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
ApunKaChoice » Article » “Kites” doesn’t quite reach the sky at US Box Office
 

“Kites” doesn’t quite reach the sky at US Box Office

Mixed audience response
By Malaika Mehta
Mon, May 24, 2010 02:41:12 GMT
 

Anurag Basu’s new Bollywood offering “Kites” opened in America this week to a somewhat lackluster response. Reliance Big Media had pushed out all the stops, with the Hrithik Roshan starrer opening across 208 screens in North America, however, although the film posted decent numbers it didn't quite soar to the heights expected.

Kites had the largest worldwide release for a Hindi film, screening on 2300 screens in total, 500 of them outside of the Indian subcontinent. The movie took $1,035,000 gross, averaging $4,976; far less than other recent efforts to bring Hindi films to America.

Earlier this year, My Name Is Khan debuted on 120 screens in the U.S. care of Fox Searchlight. It grossed $1,944,027, averaging a somewhat stunning $16,200. While in December 2009, 3 Idiots, which was also released by Reliance Big Pictures, debut on 119 screens and grossed $1,645,502, averaging $13,828.

The version released across America this weekend was the original cut. However, a second, English version will be released next weekend care of director Brett Ratner (X-men, Rush Hour), who “recognized its potential for mass U.S. appeal. ” Ratner gave it the Hollywood makeover resulting in a 90 minute “remix” version, which will be released next week.

Let’s see if Kites just needs a dash of Hollywood to soar.
Katrina Kaif to play an army recruit
 
Aishwarya, Abhishek may not attend IIFA
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Shahrukh, Amitabh, Akshay, Hrithik wish fans Eid Mubarak
Shahrukh, Amitabh, Akshay, Hrithik wish fans Eid Mubarak
Pix: Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra clicked at Karan Johar’s house party
Pix: Hrithik Roshan, Aamir Khan, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra clicked at Karan Johar’s house party
Bollywood blown away by Hrithik-Katrina’s 'Bang Bang' teaser!
Bollywood blown away by Hrithik-Katrina’s 'Bang Bang' teaser!
Must watch teaser: Hrithik-Katrina’s 'Bang Bang' looks mind-blowing
Must watch teaser: Hrithik-Katrina’s 'Bang Bang' looks mind-blowing
Tags :
,
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Watch: Jennifer Lawrence in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ teaser trailer

Eid special: Parineeti Chopra, Aditya Roy Kapoor enjoying delicacies

An elated Jacqueline Fernandez spotted in Bandra

Esha Gupta watches Salman Khan’s ‘Kick’

Daggubati Venkatesh at ‘Drishyam’ success meet

Koel Mallick, Parambrata Chatterjee at ‘Highway’ music launch

Will Sonali Raut get a resurrection in 'The Xpose' sequel?

Hot models walk the ramp at Kingfisher Ultra Bangalore Style Week
Wallpapers 

Bang Bang Wallpapers

Huma Qureshi Wallpapers

Entertainment Wallpapers

Kick Wallpapers

Raja Natwarlal Wallpapers

Priyanka Chopra Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Imran Khan

Priyanka Chopra

Shraddha Kapoor
New Movies 

Kick

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Hate Story 2
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif in Bang Bang teaser

Action-packed 'Singham Returns' trailer

Deepika, Arjun, Dimple, Pankaj and Naseeruddin in 'Finding Fanny' trailer

Emraan Hashmi as a conman in ‘Raja Natwarlal’ trailer

Akshay Kumar versus dog in ‘It's Entertainment’ trailer

Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah groove to song ‘Veerey Di Wedding’


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor