Mumbai, 14th November 2011: Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry has announced a very successful opening of Rs. 64 crore gross worldwide for Imtiaz Ali’s latest release Rockstar. The film co-produced by Shri Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd. in association with Eros International Media Ltd. released across more than 2,000 screens worldwide on 11th November 2011 and was the seventh largest first day India opening in Bollywood's history.
Hailed as Ranbir Kapoor’s finest performance to date and his biggest ever opener, Rockstar has grossed Rs. 53 crore in India (Net collection: Rs. 37crore) and Rs. 11 crore overseas in its first three days.
Speaking on the film's fabulous performance, Nandu Ahuja, Sr. VP, Distribution, Eros International Media Ltd said, “Imtiaz Ali has once again captured the audiences’ imagination and coupled with Ranbir Kapoor’s exemplary performance, Rockstar has opened to a superb response across the country, especially in the multiplexes. This is Ranbir’s biggest ever opening and elevates him to the league of superstars for sure. With colleges re-opening this week, we are looking at the film remaining steady at the box office through the week”.
Pranab Kapadia, President - Distribution - Eros International plc added, "Eros International adds another feather to its cap with Rockstar which has been appreciated worldwide. It has taken a fantastic opening overseas and has fared very well in UK, USA and the Middle East”.
One of the highly anticipated films this year, Rockstar has an ensemble star cast of Ranbir Kapoor, debutante Nargis Fakhri, Piyush Mishra, Kumud Mishra, Aditi Rao along with a memorable cameo by the Late Shammi Kapoor. The musical score by maestro A R Rahman has been widely acclaimed as well.
Rockstar has earned rave reviews from leading critics including Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India - ‘savour a beautiful experience’ (4 stars), Subhash K Jha calling the film ‘spellbinding and probably Imtiaz Ali’s finest work so far’ (4 stars), Taran Adarsh on Bollywood hungama calling ‘every frame picture perfect, a painting on celluloid (3 stars), Raja Sen on Rediff - ‘Ali masterfully weaves in details that draw us in; Ranbir shines through the film’ (4 stars), Rajeev Masand on CNN IBN pronouncing ‘Rockstar deserves a watch’ (3 stars).