RIO Soars High At The Box Office
Fox Star Studios’ latest 3D family adventure film ‘RIO’ has indeed won the hearts of many! Despite the ongoing cricket fever and the simultaneous release of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Thank You’, the film has opened to a gross of Rs 2.8 Crores over the opening weekend!
Directed by Carlos Saldana and featuring the voices of Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Jamie Foxx, etc, the film has garnered the No. 1 opening for any Hollywood animation film; beating records of films like Ice Age 3, Toy Story 3 and Shrek 4! The film has also got a better opening than local animated fares like Hanuman, Jumbo, Ramayan etc.
Set in the magnificent city of Rio de Janeiro and the lush rainforest of Brazil, ‘RIO’ is a comedy-adventure which centers on BLU, a rare macaw who thinks he is the last of his kind. When Blu discovers there’s another – and that she’s a she – he leaves the comforts of his cage in small town Minnesota and heads to Rio.
Dubbed in Hindi with voice over by Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ranvir Shorey & Vinay Pathak, RIO has got 2nd biggest opening of 2011 for any Hollywood movie.
Mr Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios India says, “We are delighted by the consistently positive response to RIO from across the country. The film has generated a strong word of mouth and is exciting audiences of all ages. It's great to see Indian audiences warm up to animation films!”
Internationally, Rio reinvigorated the foreign box office with an estimated $55 million across 72 countries; with stellar collections from Brazil, Russia, Mexico, etc. Rio opens in the U.S. and Canada on April 15th & also expands to 19 more foreign markets, including France, Belgium and Italy.
So go rush to the theatres if you haven’t watched this colourful carnival yet!
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