Mumbai: Eros International Media Ltd, India’s leading global company in the Indian film industry has announced the successful opening of its buddy cop action drama, Dishoom at the box office. The film has collected Rs.64.47 crores gross worldwide in its opening weekend with Rs.51.13 crores gross (Rs.37.32 crores NBOC) in India and Rs.13.34 crores gross overseas. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala & Eros International and directed by Rohit Dhawan, starring Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez, Dishoom released on 29th July, 2016.
Bringing to celluloid a fresh bromance, Dishoom, has garnered very positive reviews from the critics and opened to very encouraging collections on day one (Friday) collecting Rs.11.05 crores NBOC in India. Despite shows in Karnataka and Mysore circuit commencing only post 5.00 p.m. due to the strike, the film showed an upward trend on Saturday at Rs.12.02 crores NBOC. Withstanding torrential rains across several parts of the country, Sunday witnessed an excellent jump with Rs.14.25 crores NBOC, taking the overall weekend collections to Rs.37.32 crores NBOC in India. The film released across 3100 screens approximately in India.
Dishoom performed well in the overseas markets too, debuting at No. 10 in the UK charts and featuring at No. 18 in the US Top 20.
Commenting on the film’s performance, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd said, “The wholesome entertainer has re-introduced the buddy-cop genre to Bollywood and has received a thumbs up both from the audiences and the critics. The film has proved to be a winner, bringing in good box office numbers from both multiplexes and single screens across India, sustaining very well despite the rough weather and bandh in parts of south India”.
Pranab Kapadia, President – Marketing and Distribution, Eros International Plc, added, “Dishoom has had a good start in the overseas markets too and we are anticipating a good run during the week as well. With the Arab flavor to the film, the film has performed especially well in the middle east regions.”