'Roy' scored at box office in overseas due to presence of Ranbir Kapoor and collected 0.9 million $ over weekend. Tevar was 1st film to cross 1 million $ mark over weekend in 2015 in overseas market. Then Akshay Kumar starrers 'Baby' and 'Gabbar Is Back' crossed 1.23 million $ and 1.48 million $ over weekend in overseas market.
'Piku' surprised all with roaring biz in India and film was a surprise in overseas market too. Film was first in 2015 to cross 2 million $ mark over weekend with 2.10 million $ total. But then came the biggest surprise, 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns' which crossed 2.5 million $ over weekend in overseas market. Film was outstanding in all the circuits.
'Dil Dhadakane Do' was expected to open big overseas due to ensemble cast and urban theme. Film collected 3.43 million $ over weekend which was best number in 2015. 'ABCD 2' collected best numbers in 2015 in domestic market but film was just good in overseas with 1.43 million $ weekend which was 5th best of 2015. But Salman Khan starrer 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' became biggest opener for super star with 8 million $ (50.89 cr) weekend in overseas. This was by far the biggest opener in 2015. Big release 'Brothers' collected 2.41 million $ over weekend which was 4th best of 2015 and highest ever for Askhay Kumar and Siddharth Malhotra. Saif and Katrina starrer 'Phantom' collected 1 million $ (6.62 cr) over weekend which was 10th best in 2015.
'Welcome Back' surprised all and collected 3.21 million $ (21.38 cr) over weekend which was 3rd best in 2015. Imran - Kangana starrer 'Katti Batti' was big disappointment in domestic market but it managed some kind of respectable numbers overseas with 1.7 million $ (7.72 cr) over weekend which was 9th best in 2015. Biggest surprise of the year came in form of debut film of Kapil Sharma 'Kis Kisko Pyar Karoon' which collected 1.20 million $ over weekend which was 9th best. Akshay Kumar starrer 'Singh Is Bliing' collected 2.50 million $ which was 5th best and just lower than previous Akshay Kumar release 'Brothers'. Aishwarya Rai starrer 'Jazbaa' scored 1.2 million $ which was 10th best of 2015.
Shahid Kapoor - Alia Bhatt starrer 'Shaandaar' collected very good 2.1 million $ (13.65 cr) over weekend in overseas which was 6th bets of the year. Salman Khan starrer 'Prem Ratan Dhan Payo' collected 6 million $ (38 cr) in 3 days and 8.9 million $ (59 cr) in 4 day extended weekend in overseas. This is 2nd best weekend after BB in 2015 and 2nd best for Salman Khan too. Ranbir - Deepika starrer 'Tamasha' collected 4.10 million $ which was 3rd best of the year. And then year ended with a bang as Shahrukh Khan starrer 'Dilwale' collected huge 8.50 million $ which was best number in 2015 beating both Salman Khan starrers. 'Bajirao Mastani' remained 6th with 4.5 million $.
Below are the top 21 opening weekends at box office in 2015 -
Opening Weekend Collection ($ million)
8.00 million $
Dil Dhadakane Do
3.43 million $
Tanu Weds Manu Returns
2.50 million $
Singh Is Bliing
2.10 million $
Gabbar Is Back
1.48 million $
1.43 million $
1.23 million $
1.07 million $
1.00 million $
0.90 million $
Top Lifetime Overseas Collections In 2015, BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN Tops The Chart And DILWALE 2nd
In terms of lifetime collection, 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' should remain on top with 29 million $ lifetime number. 'Dilwale' is still running in cinemas and has already crossed 17 million $ in 12 days and should cross 22 million $ by end of its run which will be highest for Shahrukh Khan and 2nd best of 2015. 'Bajirao Mastani' did very well too and crossed 10 million $ in 10 days. Film will end uo with 13 million $ number which will be 4th best in 2015.
Opening Weekend collections (in mil. USD)
Lifetime collections (in mil. USD)
Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Dil Dhadakne Do
Yash Raj Films
ABCD - Any Body Can Dance - 2
Hamari Adhuri Kahani
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
Magic Cloud Entertainment
Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon