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Bang Bang is the sixth top grosser worldwide

October 06, 2014 13:01 IST

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif in Bang BangBang Bang scores big worldwide, while The Hundred-Foot Journey becomes Om Puri's biggest hit.

With a huge run across India and around the world, Bang Bang has become the sixth highest grossing film this weekend worldwide.

According to the box office tracking network Rentrak, the movie -- starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif -- made an estimated $24.50 million, while the top grossing suspense drama Gone Girl opened with $62 million. 

Given the standard attrition rate for hit Hindi films (60-65 per cent down in the second week), Bang Bang can be expected to gross about $50 million. 

Another non-English film, Breakup Buddies from China, about two hapless friends and their road trip, was at number three with over $38 million. The film, which was screened at the recent Toronto International Film Festival, is expected to gross over $200 million, most of it in China and Southeast Asia. 

Bang Bang was number 12 on the box office chart in North America. It grossed an estimated $1.2 million over the Friday-to-Sunday period and $1.4 million in the four days since its Thursday debut. 

That beat out this year’s previous top hits including Salman Khan’s Kick and Jai Ho as well as Chetan Bhagat’s 2 States, according to 

In a press release, Rentrak's media analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, 'A very diverse slate made a huge impression worldwide as Gone Girl and Annabelle (a horror film that grossed $57 million) enjoyed massive global debuts. Notably in the international arena Breakup Buddies and Bang Bang had incredibly impressive weekends in just a handful of territories each.’ 

Fox, the producer and distributor of Bang Bang, is popping the champagne as The Hundred-Foot Journey, an English language film starring Om Puri and Helen Mirren has become a respectable hit in several countries. Costing $22 million, it has grossed over $80 million worldwide. It is the highest grossing film in Om Puri’s career.

Arthur J Pais/ in New York