Kai po che! surprises the trade pundits with good openings

Kai Po Che!, which has been one of the most awaited movies of the year has opened to a good response, grossing Rs4.5 crore on its opening day at the Indian box office. Movie also did very well overseas according to the trade reports considering the new star cast.

The movie is an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the movie, featuring Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar Yadav, released Friday in 1,000 screens across the country.The movie was made with humble budget of 12 crores by UTV motion pictures.

Gaurav Verma, director – India theatrical distribution, Studios, Disney UTV, said “It’s a fantastic start for Kai Po Che! and it will only keep on growing over the weekend. We are looking at a big weekend. Also, the film will also have a sound week one and will have a long run at the theatre because of the appreciation that it is getting to sustain this super box office run”

In the overseas market, the film was released in a total of 250 screens, including 109 in US, 54 in Britain, 35 in Gulf and 12 in Australia.
Kai Po Che!’s collections in Gulf amounted to $170,000 in within two days.

Amrita Pandey, Executive Director – Syndication, International Distribution and Disney Media Distribution, Studios, Disney UTV was very happy with the movie’s performance siad “The business from the movie is only poised to grow over the weekend, said “The weekend is key for us – and there is incredible positive word of mouth in all overseas markets. We are thrilled at the response, and feel that this should carry over to the box office.”

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