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Salman Khan’s ‘KICK’ Breaks More Bollywood Records; Enters 3rd Week

Salman Khan-starrer “Kick”, though a remake from Telugu like his last film “Jai Ho”, proved nonetheless, a mega blockuster with Hollywood hi-tech imported into it. Now that the film has finished two weeks and crossed about Rs.200 crore, there are too many records it is breaking in Bollywood.

The past record of Aamir Khan-starrer and evergreen film “3 Idiots” that grossed Rs.200 crore is now moving down the ladder as “Kick” earned more than that, Rs.207 crore to be precise, entering its 3rd week today.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh said in a tweet: “There is a consistent rise in the collections of ‘Kick’ and the movie has earned over Rs 207 crore since its release on July 25.”

Directed by Sajid Nadiadwala, the film is a remake from the same title in Telugu featuring Ravi Teja and it was well-received but the Hindi re-make was mainly a top hit owing to Salman Khan’s popularity and reach worldwide.

“Kick” was released in more than 700 screens abroad and may become one of the top 10 grossers by Saturday, August 9, in the international market. Apart from the US, Pakistan and the UAE have been the maximum box office earners for the film.

Abroad, “Kick” has grossed $10 million (Rs.61 crore) so far and is set to become one of the top 10 hits abroad soon, replacing “Om Shanti Om” of Shahrukh Khan that was released in 2007 and earned $10.08 million. Even “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” with its $10.5 million will move down in the rank if “Kick” grosses more, which it is likely now.

However, the top box office grosser in the overseas market is Aamir Khan’s “Dhoom 3” that has earned $26.35 million since its release in December last year. It was closely followed by his previous hit “3 Idiots” with $25 million.

Shahrukh Khan’s films “My Name Is Khan” released in 2010 grossed $23 million, followed by his latest hit “Chennai Express” at $20 million.

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