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"Idiots" break record


Date Posted: 01 January 2010


A scene from "3 Idiots" with Kareena Kapoor and Aamir Khan

1 Jan – News from Mumbai has it that box office ace Aamir Khan's "3 Idiots" have registered the highest grossing opening weekend ever for an Indian film internationally. It raked in 1 billion rupees according to Reliance Big Pictures and overtook the previous record set by "Ghajini", also starring the versatile actor.

The achievement comes on the back of robust business in Malaysia and Singapore reported by Cinema Online previously. According to senior cinema supervisor Jeya Ganesh of TGV Capsquare in Kuala Lumpur: "We had to open two halls for the opening midnight show on Christmas eve. Now this movie has become the best ever for this cinema, surpassing "Singh Is Kinng" even."

Regional film distributor Antenna Entertainments confirmed that the title is doing extremely well in five prints nationwide in Malaysia, while many slots are sold out in Singapore. The popular comedy is playing only at TGV CapSquare, TGV Sunway, GSC Mid Valley, Cathay City Square Johor and Big Cinemas Lotus Five Stars Bukit Jambul Penang in Malaysia, while in Singapore it is available at GV Tampines, GV Yishun and Jade Theatre.

Box office charts in Malaysia last week indicated that "3 Idiots" playing at only five locations outperformed Malaysia's own Yasmin Ahmad movie "Muallaf" with 16 prints.

"3 Idiots" opened simultaneously in Singapore and Malaysia on 25 December 2009.

Writer: Ezekiel Lee Zhiang Yang



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