James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has not only brought in extraordinary business for cinema houses in India, but has also turned out to be a record breaker for producers Fox Star Studios India!
Released on Dec 18 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu in 3D and 2D, ‘Avatar’ has grossed an exceptional collection of Rs 56 crores in India in less than 2 weeks, and has thereby broken Titanic’s record as the highest grosser for 20th Century Fox in India! Titanic, again a James Cameron’s film; released in India in 1997 and with a total collection of Rs 55 crores was till date the biggest film for Fox in India.
It was also one of the all time Top 3 Hollywood films in India along with ‘Spiderman 3’ and ‘2012’.This record is now broken by ‘Avatar’ as the epic action adventure is recording extraordinary collections in its second week of release across India.
Mr. Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, India commented, “‘Avatar’ has broken all major records in India and across the globe and is now the biggest film ever for Twentieth Century Fox in India. Despite being in the second week, the collections are only getting stronger and the number of prints is actually increasing in several parts of the country. We are thankful to the audiences and our partners for their support and enthusiasm towards ‘Avatar’.”While the 3D screens are still running houseful despite the release of ‘3 Idiots’, the collections from the dubbed versions is also increasing steadily from all parts of the country.