India's popular Housefull franchise is heading to London with the third installment, according to a report. The location filming comes as part of a move on London's part to encourage Indian producers and filmmakers to use the city in upcoming blockbuster films. That film's producer, Sajid Nadiadwala, is also being courted by London Mayor Boris Johnson to make his directorial debut, Kick, in London.
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After just 14 days in theaters, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is the highest-grossing film from India to play in North America this year.
The Yash Raj release has grossed $3,047,539 million in North America as of November 26. That tops Barfi!, the previous 2012 leader, which earned $2.8 million in the States after opening on September 14.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan star Shah Rukh Khan has enjoyed a lot of success in North America. 2010's RA. One grossed $2.5 million.
Son of Sardaar earned another $113,592 from 109 locations in North America this past weekend. The Eros release's cume in North America is $713,754.
English Vinglish added $1,234 from 88 locations, pushing its North American total to an impressive $1,862,086.
More Indian films could be headed to China.
The Daily News reports that, "the two countries have of late found the 'strategic synergies' for a co-production treaty that aims to give national status to films from both the nations, and preference for screenings and shooting locations."
3 Idiots, the biggest box office hit of all time in India, grossed $2.9 million in China.