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''Da Vinci Code'' opens to Rs 3 cr in the first week

Written by: Staff

Mumbai,May 30 (UNI) '' The Da Vinci Code'' which opened in India on Friday has grossed Rs 3 crore over four days.

Sony Pictures Releasing India (SPRI) released ''The Da Vinci Code'' on May 26, across 108 prints and 113 screens in English and Hindi. The Da Vinci Code is the 13th largest opening ever for any Hollywood film in India.

Tamil Nadu and Kerala roll out on June 2 while Andhra Pradesh is slotted for a June 9 release. The film was originally slotted for a May 19 release but was delayed by a week due to issues pertaining to the release of the film in India.

A press release issued here today said ''The Da Vinci Code'' bowed to a worldwide box office taking of 231.8 million dollers on May 19, 2006 - making it the 2nd biggest worldwide opening for any film. North America opened to 77.1 million dollars while the International markets bowed to 154.7 million dollars. This is also the studio's biggest worldwide opening ever.

Internationally (non North American markets) ''The Da Vinci Code'' opened on 12,213 screens setting an all-time record for weekend box office in the international marketplace grossing 154.7 million dollars.

Meanwhile, Amod Mehra, trade analyst said the collections of ''Fanaa'' starring Aamir Khan and Kajol are 90 per cent in the first week.


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