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BOX OFFICE: 'Skyfall' Posts Healthy First Week In India on November 09, 2012

skyfallindia.jpgSkyfall grossed $6.2 million during it first week of release in India. The action flick opened on 907 screens--the largest 2D Hollywood release ever--in four languages: English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Skyfall is well on its way to topping the Indian grosses of Quantum of Solace ($8 million) and Casino Royale ($7.3 million). [Times of India]

 

LATEST HEADLINES: YouTube Launches Short Movie Contest; Telugu Films Create Controversy on November 09, 2012

YouTube has partnered with India's external affairs ministry on a short film contest that will be open to students, amateurs and professionals. [IBN Live]

Two panels have been organized by the government to investigate a pair of Telugu films--A Woman in Brahmanism and Denikaina Ready--that have spurred protests by various communities. [Yahoo! India]

Non-Bollywood Film 'Ship of Theseus' Gains Attention on November 08, 2012

Not all films out of India are full of song and dance. Ship of Theseus is an independently produced drama that's gaining quite a bit of attention on the festival circuit. 

 

LATEST HEADLINES: Shah Rukh Khan Talks 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'; Rupee Surges on November 07, 2012

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With November's Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shah Rukh Khan's career will come full circle. Khan got his big break 24 years ago playing a solider on TV in Fauji and now he plays one again in his new film from recently-deceased director Yash Chopra. 

"No one understands romance like Yash ji did," says Khan. "There was always a love triangle in his films. It was because of him that people started calling me the ‘King of Romance.' It was only Yash ji who could add a romantic touch to an army man's life." [Box Office India]

BUSINESS

The rupee climbed out of a recent slump by posting its biggest gain in the last two weeks. [Times of India]

BOX OFFICE: Eros Releases Slow Down In North America on November 05, 2012

chakravyuhposter.jpgA crop of releases from Eros started to lose momentum in North America during the November 2-4 frame.

Chakravyuh added another $14,783 from 79 locations for a North American cume of $145,499 after four weeks in theaters. That represents an 85% decline from Oct. 26-28.

Student of the Year grabbed $49,885 from 106 locations--a 62% decline from last weekend. The North American cume is a healthy $634,478 after five weeks.

English Vinglish took in $34,575 from 88 locations for a very impressive total of $1,829,442 in North America after nine weeks of release. English Vinglish suffered a 51% drop from last weekend.

The biggest North American hit for Eros in 2012 is still January's Agneepath with $1,986,748. 

 


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