DILWALE rides on SRK's international popularity to become his highest grosser in the overseas market
King Khan Shah Rukh Khan’s huge following in the overseas market has resulted in DILWALE becoming the highest grossing SRK film in the overseas market and the second highest grosser of 2015. According to figures issued by Red Chillies, the movie has minted $25.6 million internationally worldwide (365 Cr).
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Directed by Rohit Shetty and starring SRK, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon, DILWALE is the highest collecting film in Singapore (only Bollywood film to cross Singapore $ 1 million), South Africa, Netherlands, Malaysia (6 times bigger than the last highest grosser), West Indies & Jordan.
DILWALE is also the second highest collecting film of all time in overseas markets such as UAE –GCC (which also had the highest opening weekend for any Bollywood film), Peru, Kuwait, Indonesia, Egypt and Morocco. Some other countries that saw the highest opening weekend for a Bollywood film include Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Pakistan.
Pakistan & Australia saw trends of a different kind, where DILWALE became the 3rd film ever to cross USD 2 million & the first ever SRK film to cross AUD 1 million, respectively. While in UK, which is one of the biggest overseas markets for Bollywood films, it had collections, which were unbelievable. UK crossed GBP 1 million in just 5 days & it was the 4th SRK film to cross GBP 2 million. Only 7 films have done it so far.
DILWALE is now the highest grossing SRK film in the overseas market, Only 16 films so far have crossed $10 million overseas, in which SRK has 9 films, which shows the reach and following he enjoying in overseas.