With the success of ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, Hrithik Roshan has once proved his detractors wrong. He has re-established his top slot at the box-office. The trade claims that the fantastic opening of the film is thanks to the presence of the actor.
His acting has won him accolades from critics, colleagues and filmmakers. Shahrukh loved the film and Hrithik in it. King Khan gushed, "He has emoted amazingly with his eyes and his silences convey everything." Karan Johar who watched the film in a theatre said, "Hrithik's performance in one word BRILLIANT." Similar words were echoed by Rani Mukherjee, Shabana Azmi and many others.
Besides his acting, there is no denying his star power. In the past decade Hrithik's five films are there in the top 10 grosser. 2001 KAHO NAA PAYAR HAI, 2001 KABHI KHUSHI KABHIE GHAM, 2003 KOI...MIL GAYA, 2005 DHOOM 2 and KRRISH.
ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA has had a strong start overseas and is the biggest hit overseas with chances to hit the $5 million mark. In its first three days the film has grossed around $2.25 million (10 crore) in all markets. In North America it was the biggest opening since MY NAME IS KHAN just edging out KITES by a $1000. The opening weekend collections from the major markets for first weekend are as follows: United Kingdom - £255,000 North America - $960,000 UAE - $475,000 Australia - Aus $140,000. That is not all Hrithik 5 films feature in the top 10 US opening.