Eros International's Desi Boyz reports a successful opening weekend collection of US$13.25 million gross worldwide
Mumbai, 28 November 2011:Eros International Plc, the leading global company for Indian film entertainment, announces a successful opening for Rohit Dhawan's directorial debut, Desi Boyz. Since 25 November, the film has grossed worldwide box office receipts of US$13.25 million. The film, which is a co-production between Eros International and NextGen Films, has been released across more than 2,000 screens worldwide.
Speaking about the film's excellent opening, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, Distribution, Eros International Media Ltd said:
"Desi Boyz is fun light entertainment and has been very well received by audiences, especially youngsters. We are anticipating great word of mouth for the film and the continuation of its strong box office performance through the week as well."
Pranab Kapadia, President - Distribution - Eros International plc added: "Audience reactions have been very encouraging across all major overseas territories and the film has performed well in the UK, USA and the Middle East. The chemistry of John and Akshay, combined with full on entertainment, is a winning combination."
In Desi Boyz, director Rohit Dhawan reunites the comedy pairing of Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and John Abraham. The film also stars Deepika Padukone, Chitrangada Singh with Anupam Kher, Omi Vaidya and Mohnish Bahl in supporting roles and a cameo from Sanjay Dutt. The film's soundtrack by Pritam Chakraborty has gained huge popularity with some Indian chart topping songs.
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About Eros International Plc:
· Eros acquires, co-produces and distributes quality Indian film content, worldwide, across multiple formats
· Established in 1977 with a vision to become the gateway for Indian content worldwide and Hollywood content in India, Eros has over three decades of market experience in creating a global platform for Indian cinema
· In 2006, Eros became the first Indian media company to obtain a listing on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange
· In October 2010, Eros International listed its Indian subsidiary Eros International Media on the BSE & NSE in India. Eros operates in five continents and over 50 countries with offices throughout India, the United Kingdom, USA, UAE, Singapore, Australia, Fiji and the Isle of Man
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