It is not even a week since the film hit theatres but Salman Khan’s latest release Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has already crossed the coveted Rs 200 crore-mark on ticket windows worldwide. The Sooraj Barjatya directorial family drama has minted Rs.202.39 crore in India and overseas just within five days of the release.
A Diwali treat for Salman’s fans, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was released a day after the festival of lights on November 12. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo explores a royal family and an outsider, Prem, played by Salman, and his attempts to mend the broken bridges of the family.
“The total collection of the Hindi version of the film is Rs.143.39 crore in five days. And the first four day collection overseas is done $ 8.9 million (Rs.59 crore) across 48 countries,” read a statement from the filmmakers.
The figures in the US are $ 2.8 million, said to be highest opening weekend for a Salman Khan film; in Britain are $1.42 million; Middle East are $ 2.3 million, Australia are $ 448, 711, New Zealand are $ 170,454 and Pakistan are $ 486,877.
Made on an estimated budget of Rs 60 crore with Rs 20 crore spent on publicity and advertising — Barjatya’s costliest ever film — Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was released in 4,500 screens in India and in 1,100 screens in traditional international markets.
The film, which also stars Sonam Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Swara Bhaskar, Armaan Kohli and Neil Nitin Mukesh, reunites Salman with his Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! and Hum Saath-Saath Hai director Barjatya after a gap of 16 years.