Zee Studios-Dharma Productions’ ‘Dhadak’ earns Rs. 52.29 crore in opening weekend globally

MUMBAI: Zee Studios and Dharma Productions’ romantic drama ‘Dhadak’ collected Rs. 52.29 crore at the global box office in the opening weekend. In India, the film has earned a gross box office collection of Rs. 43.15 crore gross and Rs 33.67 crore on a net basis while its overseas box office collection is $1.32 million (Rs. 9.14 crore).

The film released in 2235 screens in India and 556 screens overseas.

Directed by Shashank Khaitan, Dhadak is an eternal love story of two beating hearts. It is a remake of Marathi blockbuster ‘Sairat’.

Speaking on the film’s opening, Zee Studios CEO Shariq Patel commented, “We are overwhelmed and grateful for the fabulous response and the tremendous love the audiences have showered on Dhadak. We are also thankful to Nagraj Manjule for giving us Sairat, which makes for a great source to draw from. Dhadak has done exceptionally well in all key metros and north markets, positive word of mouth is working for us”.

Zee Studios International Head-Distribution, Marketing & Acquisition Vibha Chopra, added on the film’s overseas performance, “Success of Dhadak has proven it to be a game-changer in terms of how films launch and present newcomers in Bollywood. On the first day itself, this film has ranked amongst the top 10 in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and UK in the overall box office. Achieving $1mn mark (GBOC) in just first 2 days is commendable for a film with newcomers! With 25% growth in markets like ANZ, 17% in Pakistan which is toughest for newcomers,16% in UK, toughest market for Bollywood, and 22% growth in US, show that the film will continue to make everyone’s hearts beat in the coming days”.

Dharma Productions CEO Apoorva Mehta said, “We’re ecstatic with the response Dhadak has generated not only in India but also in the international markets. The movie in just its 3-day-run at the box office has set new benchmarks for newcomers. And, what is more rare and heartening is the love these newcomers, Janhvi and Ishaan are getting from heartland India.”

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