Thursday, January 1, 2009

'Ghajini' grosses nearly Rs.900 million worldwide

Mumbai, Aamir Khan starrer "Ghajini" is raking in big money not only in India, but abroad as well. The film's box-office performance has almost equalled the big grosser of the year "Singh Is Kinng", which opened with Rs.900 million worldwide.
A Christmas release, "Ghajini" has collected revenues totalling $4 million (nearly Rs.200 million) till Sunday, taking its total worldwide collections to nearly Rs.900 million in just five days since its release. According to BIG Pictures, Reliance BIG Entertainment Ltd (RBEL), which released "Ghajini" in 22 countries, opened with $0.92 million in the Middle East, followed by North America with $1.4 million and Australia with $254,000. "Ghajini" is also faring well in Britain. The movie will also open in four additional countries - Myanmar, Uganda, Malaysia aand Morocco in the coming weeks," said Jawahar Sharma, COO International Film Business, BIG Pictures. "We are extremely pleased with the film's overseas opening, which has created benchmarks in various international markets, like North America, Australia and the Middle East." Bollywood trade circles, meanwhile, believe that the pace at which "Ghajini" is collecting revenues all over the world, it may end up grossing Rs.1.40 billion by the end of second week of its run, outranking all the Bollywood hits of 2008.

Thought of the day - 1st January 2009

Truly speaking, nothing new has happened today. Do not wait for the celebration of something new in Time until the minutes, the hours, the days, the months add up to a year. Celebrate the immediately succeeding second by an honest effort to get lasting joy. There is no touch of meanness in trying to get joy or Ananda. It is only the means that make it unworthy and futile. As a matter of fact, it is to fill himself with JOY that man has come to this world, equipped with speech, mind, intelligence and conscience. Only man has the chance and the capacity among all living beings. But man has forgotten his goal and is wandering in the wilderness of trivial pleasures.