Mumbai, August 12 – In a triumphant run at the overseas box office, Karan Johar’s romantic family drama “Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani,” starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, has crossed the 100 crores mark. Since its debut on July 28, the movie has been a huge blockbuster, with total international earnings reaching approximately 104 crores ($12.5 million), including 44 crores ($5.3 million) in the second week alone.
Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani Box Office collection
The film’s overseas earnings dropped just around 23% from the opening frame, which is an excellent hold. North America is leading the international pack for “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” (RARKPK or RRKPK) with approx. 49 crores ($5.9 million), followed by Gulf countries with 21.60 crores ($2.60 million), and the United Kingdom with 12.50 crores ($1.5 million) in just two weeks. The rest of the overseas part contributed approx. 21 crores ($2.50 million).
RRKPK’s worldwide gross collection through the second Thursday reached approximately 245 crores, crossing the 250 crores gross mark on its third Friday after a strong hold all across, despite the intense competition. It’s now eyeing a finish over 300 crores worldwide, which will make it the third outright Bollywood movie of the year to achieve this feat.
About the Film
“Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,” translated as “Rocky and Rani’s Love Story,” is a Hindi-language romantic comedy family drama film that tells the story of a couple with contrasting personalities. They decide to live with each other’s families for three months before getting married, leading to a series of entertaining events. The film boasts a supporting cast that includes Dharmendra, Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Churni Ganguly, Aamir Bashir, and Kshitee Jog.
Directed by Karan Johar and written by Ishita Moitra, Shashank Khaitan, and Sumit Roy, the film is produced by Dharma Productions and Viacom18 Studios. The film’s music was composed by Pritam, and the cinematography was handled by Manush Nandan.
The film was announced in July 2021 and marked Johar’s feature film comeback after “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” (2016). Principal photography took place from August 2021 to March 2023 in Mumbai, New Delhi, and Jammu & Kashmir. Filming and release were delayed by a few months due to Bhatt’s pregnancy.
Released on 28 July 2023 to positive reviews from critics, “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” was made on a production budget of ₹160 crore (US$20 million) and a marketing cost of ₹18 crore (US$2.3 million). It has grossed over ₹244.97 crore (US$31 million) worldwide, emerging as the year’s sixth highest-grossing Indian film and third highest-grossing Hindi film.
The tremendous success of “Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani” overseas is a testament to the universal appeal of Bollywood’s storytelling. With strong performances, a heartwarming story, and successful navigation through tough competition, the film has become a sensation outside India. It symbolizes the robust connection between Indian cinema and global audiences and sets a high benchmark for future releases.
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