LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) (“Eros”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced today the success of one of Bolllywood’s biggest franchises, Housefull 3, at the global box office. In its opening weekend the film collected over Rs. 100.03 crores ($15 million) across the globe. In India the film grossed Rs. 73.02 crores ($11 million), with Rs. 53.31 crores net box office ($8 million) and grossed over $4 million overseas. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros International, and directed by Farhad-Sajid, the film starring Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Abhishek Bachchan opened worldwide on June 3, 2016.
In Fiji, Housefull 3, one of the most anticipated films of the year, became the highest ever grossing Bollywood film, beating Eros’s own Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015), which previously held the record.
Commenting on the film’s success, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, India Theatrical, Eros International Media Ltd, said, “We are thrilled with the response ‘Housefull 3’ has achieved across India. The film is an all-round family entertainer that has appealed to audiences of all ages and the weekend box office collections are a great testimony to its success. This marks the return of comedy and the film has lived up to the huge hype and expectations of the successful franchise.”
Commenting on the overseas success, Pranab Kapadia, President - Marketing and Distribution, Eros International Plc, says, “Housefull 3 was one of the most awaited films of 2016 in the overseas markets and a perfect start to the summer. The film has opened tremendously across UK, US, Canada and UAE. We are confident that the film will continue its winning streak at the box office this week as well.”
Eros International is now preparing for its next release with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment action adventure Dishoom, starring John Abraham, Varun Dhawan and Jacqueline Fernandez and directed by Rohit Dhawan, slated to release worldwide on 29th July 2016.
About Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. Eros International Plc became the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Eros International has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has an extensive and growing movie library comprising of over 3,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. The Company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform ErosNow. For further information please visit: www.erosplc.com