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The world laps up Singh is Kinng!

August 12, 2008 13:21 IST

A still from Singh is Kinng.

Akshay Kumar's much hyped film Singh is Kinng [Images] has raked in Rs 18 crore across India and managed the biggest-ever opening in North America, the UK and the Middle East in the first two days of its release, the production unit claimed.

The film's opening on August 8 fetched a net collection of Rs 8 crore and the second day screening earned Rs 10 crore, breaking previous records in the past 10 years, spokesperson for the production house said in a statement.

The film received the biggest-ever opening not only in the UK and Middle East but also in North America where Om Shanti Om [Images] and Jodhaa Akbar [Images] have been the top grossers. Singh is Kinng, however, beat both the films' opening on Friday with a record haul of $232,000 as opposed to $ 227,000 by Om Shaanti Om and $ 209,000 by Jodhaa Akbar.

In the UK, the film pocketed 337,000 Pounds, while in UAE it earned 1.4 million United Arab Emirates Dirham, the statement said.

Filmed on Australia's [Images] Gold Coast, Singh is Kinng sees Akshay Kumar [Images], champion the role of 'Happy Singh' in a high-octane action comedy which also heralds the first ever collaboration of its kind where Akshay comes together with international hip hop superstar, Snoop Dogg [Images], to create the title track and music video for the film.

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