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India's winning streak in China continues, Sridevi's Mom pockets close to Rs 50 crore in four days

According to an EY 2019 report, India's theatrical market overseas grew to Rs 3,000 crore, up from Rs 2,500 crore in 2017

Maryam Farooqui @farooqui_maryam
Mom movie poster
Mom movie poster

Yet again, an Indian film is ranking high up at the China box office. Sridevi-starrer Mom, that released in India in 2017, is trending in the neighbouring nation so much so that it opened stronger than Ayushmann Khurrana’s Andhadhun. Khurrana's film had taken the China film market by storm, touching the Rs 300 crore mark and becoming the third highest-grossing Indian film in China.

Sridevi’s first film to be released in China opened in across 38,500 screens in the country by Zee Studios International. On the release date, producer Boney Kapoor took to Twitter to thank Zee Studios for releasing Sridevi’s last film in China and hoped that people will connect with the film.

And the movie is just doing that. In four days of its release, Mom has come close to the Rs 50 crore total with the first two-day standing at a big total of Rs 27 crore, higher than Andhahdhun, which earned around Rs 8 crore on opening day and approximately Rs 12.6 crore on day two, taking the two day total to Rs 20.6 crore.

While Andhadhun minted around Rs 74 crore during its first weekend, the film witnessed an extended weekend as it released on a Wednesday (April 3).

Whether Mom will be able to compete with Sriram Raghavan’s dark comedy remains uncertain, but it doing well compared to Hichki, starring Rani Mukherjee, that currently stands at rank six in the list of highest earning Indian films in China with collections to the tune of Rs 150 crore.

Big ticket releases like Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Sultan despite being big screen spectacle and having star power could not woo the Chinese audience but small films with either simple stories or good content have done wonders amid the movie-goers in China.

Last year, 10 films were screened in China while 2016 and 2017 saw only two and one release in the neighbouring nation, respectively.

Next in line this year is Rajinikanth’s 2.0 that will release in China in June and there are huge expectations from the science fiction venture. If the Shankar-Rajinikanth duo is successful in the Chinese market, then the film has chances to enter Rs 1,000-crore club.

According to an EY 2019 report, India's theatrical market overseas grew to Rs 3,000 crore, up from Rs 2,500 crore in 2017, which signals at a strong trend of Indian films making a mark in international markets.

Mom, along with China, released in 40 regions including Poland, Russia, the UK, the US, Singapore and the Czech Republic.

Five years after English Vinglish, Sridevi was seen back on the big screen in Mom, for which she won the National Award.
First Published on May 15, 2019 08:05 pm
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