A week after its release, James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ is still rocking at the Indian BO with a 10-day collection of a whopping Rs 50 crores (Rs 500 millions), making it the 4th biggest Hollywood movie ever in India!
The epic action adventure has broken several records in India and abroad and is still going strong at the box office. The film has collected a staggering USD 620 million (Rs 3000 crores) worldwide with a cumulative drop of just 10% from last week.
‘Avatar’ has dominated the Indian Box Office with an opening week collections of Rs 40 crores in India. The film has released in 2D as well as 3D with the 3D collections amounting to 25% of the total figures. The no of 3D screens has seen an increase from 12 screens to over 50 screens registering a growth of over 300%.
Not only has Avatar broken box office records of Hollywood films like of 2012, Titanic & Spiderman 3, but also ranks #7 amongst the big bollywood films in India surpassing the opening week collections of top Hindi films like ‘All The Best’, ‘Kaminey’, ‘Delhi 6’ and ‘New York’. The film has in fact beaten the openings of recent high profile Hindi films like Rocket Singh & Paa as well.
Released on Dec 18 across India, ‘Avatar’ earned a record Rs 1 crore through its paid previews across India; the highest for any Hollywood film in India. The film then created a record by grossing Rs. 6.7 crores on the opening day itself making it the biggest ever Friday opening for any Hollywood film in India. It then became the highest grosser among Hollywood films in India in terms of weekend collections of Rs 22 crores and now soars at the Indian box office with an opening 10-day box office collections of Rs 50 crores overtaking most bollywood films as well.