‘MNIK’ among top 5 box office hits

New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan starrer “My Name Is Khan” (MNIK) has become the highest Bollywood earner in the Middle East with $3.3. million in collections.

“In other Islamic markets too, it continues to grow and has crossed over to non-diaspora audiences. In Indonesia, for example, the film has grown from six to 14 screens and has seen a jump of 300 percent in week three,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios India, said in a statement.

The film is to open in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria March 10.

So far, “MNIK” worldwide earning is about Rs.174.6 crore ($37.5 million) with India contributing Rs.102.2 crore and international markets recording around Rs.72.4 crore.

Directed by Karan Johar, “My Name Is Khan” explores lives in the post-9/11 period in the US. The movie has Shah Rukh playing a man with Asperger’s Syndrome and Kajol plays his love interest.

In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), “MNIK” is now tracking to become the number four movie of all time, competing with Hollywood blockbusters like “The Dark Knight”, “Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen”, “Spider Man 3” and “Twilight: New Moon”.

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