'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' among top ten at US box office
- IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings owner's kin under police scanner
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
- Jessica Lall murder: Actor Shayan Munshi, ballistic expert Manocha to face perjury trial
- BJP tears into UPA govt on 4th anniversary, says it lacks leadership
- BCCI was forced to encash Pune Warriors' bank guarantee: Sanjay Jagdale
Legendary Indian filmmaker Yash Chopra's last film 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' (Till My Last Breath) has made a rare entry into the top ten of the US box office, grabbing the eighth spot among other Hollywood bigwigs.
As 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2' topped the chart with a gross of USD 141.1 million in the US and Canada, Bond film 'Skyfall' moved to number two in its second week earning USD 41.1 million, according to New York Times.
But more eye-catching was the entry of 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan', the three-hour extravaganza made by the "king of romance" Chopra, before he died last month.
The movie entered the top 10 at number 8, taking USD 1.3 million at the box office, a rare appearance for a Bollywood film in box office rankings usually dominated by Hollywood productions.
The Hindi cinema legend, hailed for directing and producing some of India's most-loved movies over several decades, died last month aged 80 after being admitted to hospital with dengue fever.
The film has grossed a total of USD 7.58 million overseas, being the highest opening Bollywood film ever in countries like the US, UK, Australia and the Middle East, said a statement from its producers Yash Raj Films.
'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' is now rubbing shoulders with Hollywood bigwigs like Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln', which had USD 21 million in ticket sales, securing the third place in the US box office.
"Wreck-It Ralph," the animated Disney film about a video game villain with dreams of becoming a hero, earned USD 18.6 million for fourth place.
Fifth went to the movie "Flight," a star vehicle for Denzel Washington, who plays a crash-landing pilot with substance abuse problems. It pulled in USD 8.8 million.
- Fixing probe now reaches Bollywood, son of Dara Singh held
- BCCI cashes Pune Warriors guarantee, 'disgusted' Sahara walks out of IPL
- Sreesanth spent Rs 1.95L on clothes, bought friend BlackBerry, paid in cash: Police
- Delhi firm with MoD as client is linked to Pak cyberattacks
- After Infosys, iGATE sacks Phaneesh Murthy for sexual misconduct
- 2 weeks after harassment, Haryana schoolgirls return, cops in tow