Wednesday, July 17, 2024

‘Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’ creates box office storm in Japan! Becomes 3rd biggest opening for Indian film! – N.F Times

The saga of Hombale Films’ “Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire” is continually rising to a fever pitch across the globe. Prashanth Neel’s directorial effort has not only captivated audiences’ hearts but also dominated the box office with its impressive collections. Continuing its spree, after collecting 700 crore in India, the Prabhas starrer has now set a record in Japan by securing the 3rd biggest opening for an Indian film.

‘Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire’ is a new storm at the box office in Japan. The film released on 5th July in Japan has grossed JPY 18.22 million (USD 113K) in its opening week, playing at nearly 200 locations. Remarkably, This marks the third-largest start for an Indian film in recent times, trailing behind RRR (JPY 45 million) and Saaho (JPY 23 million). Since its opening weekend, the film has added nearly JPY 5 million on Monday and Tuesday, bringing its total to JPY 23 million (USD 142K) so far. The first week is expected to reach around JPY 28 million.

This time, the release was quite wide, so a stronger start was anticipated. However, Japan is a market that cannot be judged by just one weekend or even one week. Films often continue to play for a long time and can have unpredictable trends.

In recent years, there has been an increased inflow of Indian films into Japan, signalling a growing interest. The results have been encouraging with Indian cinema starting to carve out a niche for themselves. As more films find success, this could lead to sustained presence in the market and in time Japan could become a significant market for our films.

The world of Khansaar has fascinated global audiences and they are all raving about it. The film leaves the masses with a surprise that sets the stage right for the sequel ‘Salaar Part 2: Shouryanga Parvam’.

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