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The world laps up Singh is Kinng!

August 12, 2008 13:21 IST

Akshay Kumar's much hyped film Singh is Kinng 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 and Jodhaa Akbar 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 Gold Coast, Singh is Kinng sees Akshay Kumar, 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, to create the title track and music video for the film.