Golmaal Returns joins the Bollywood's string of hits - Jab We Met, Welcome, Singh Is Kinng and Kidnap
The movie fired up the Indian new-year weekend with outstanding grosses from 1,050 locations worldwide.
The multi-starrer registered approximately $10 million at the box office within five days of its theatrical release on Wednesday on October 29, 2008, emerging as the numero uno release of the Diwali season.
At the domestic box office, Golmaal returned with a record-setting blast as it grossed approximately Rs45 crore, the biggest five-day opening weekend ever.
In Pakistan, the long weekend produced an outstanding result of approximately 8.6 million Pakistani Rupees, breaking the record of the industry's top openers, Singh Is Kinng and Kidnap.
In the UK & Ireland, just the opening surpassed the lifetime gross of Part 1 of the Golmaal series – approximately £0.2 million from 42 play-dates catapulted the title to the coveted UK Top 10 sharing ranks with Hollywood biggies as Quantum of Solace, High Street Musical 3, Mamma Mia, Ghost Town and Saw V.
In the Middle East, Golmaal Returns mopped up approximately 1.4 million Dhs. from 20 locations, while in the US & Canada it raked in approximately $0.20 million from 60 locations.
The figures from the principal markets above exclude takings from the day-and-date release in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fiji Islands, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa and West Africa.