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SID WAKES UP the box office!

October 6, 2009 7:03:07 PM IST
Bollywood Trade News Network
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WAKE UP SID, produced by Dharma Productions and distributed worldwide by UTV Motion Pictures, has grossed over Rs. 21.5 cr at the worldwide box office in the first weekend of its release.

In just 3 days, the gross box office collections of the film in India have crossed Rs. 17 cr on 420 screens. Overseas, WAKE UP SID witnessed an astounding opening weekend collection of more than Rs. 4 cr, on less than 200 screens. It has opened very well across the key overseas markets of the US, UK, Gulf and Australia. In UK specifically, considering that it is a traditional market that favours conventional Bollywood romances, the movie has done excellent business of USD 165,934, while in the US, the collections stand at USD 355,532. In the Gulf, the per print average of USD 9,575, is a whopping number.

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Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO, UTV Motion Pictures - ''WAKE UP SID is a movie that has cut across generations, and has surpassed all our expectations with the sort of business and critical acclaim it has notched up globally. For a primarily urban centric, coming of age romantic drama, its extraordinary box office performance reflects that themes and subjects which were considered 'niche' in the past have now completely broken into mainstream cinema - not just in India, but also in traditional markets, like the UK. The excellent word of mouth the film has generated will ensure a long and successful run.''

WAKE UP SID is the story of a quintessential Mumbai rich kid who is wealthy, lazy, and completely lacking in focus. An unexpected meeting with a girl from Calcutta; a driven, bold, and ambitious writer who has moved to the city to realize her dreams, results in a summer of discoveries, realizations, and a 'coming of age' for Sid.