Monday, September 5, 2011

Salman Khan's 'Bodyguard' breaks Shah Rukh Khan's overseas record

Salman Khan-starrer Bodyguard is on a record-breaking spree. After a stupendous opening in the domestic market, the film has surpassed the record of Shah Rukh Khan-starrer My Name Is Khan by earning 194,000 pounds on the first day of screening in Britain.

My Name is Khan had collected 191,000 pounds on the opening day in Britain.

The film is also on its way to becoming the highest grosser in the Middle East. It has collected $1.6 million in the first two days, just a little behind the previous highest grosser Dabangg which collected $1.7 million.

"Reliance Entertainment's overseas team is delighted to have delivered one of the biggest overseas hits of the year. 'Bodyguard' is poised to be a record-breaking success for Salman Khan in the international markets," Sanjeev Lamba, CEO Reliance Entertainment said in a statement.

The film, which also stars Kareena Kapoor in the lead, has earned $3.8 million in the US and is expected to overhaul the $5 million collections of Dabangg.

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