'Ghajini' outstrips DDLJ to become biggest domestic earner

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Aamir Khan starrer "Ghajini", which released to packed houses Dec 25, is on its way to create history by taking over the mantle of the biggest domestic earner so far, leaving behind "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge".

"Ghajini", a romantic action thriller that explores the life of a rich businessman who suffers from short-term memory loss following a violent incident, has earned Rs.2 billion ($41 million) in less than two weeks from its release.

The film has grossed Rs.1.62 billion in domestic markets and Rs.390 million have come from overseas markets till end of second week. The film is still running to packed houses and may cross more milestones.

"Ghajini", a film that introduced Asin to Hindi cinema opposite superstar Aamir, was released with 1,200 prints in the domestic market and in a lot of small towns where films are not often released in the first week.

In the overseas market, it is now second only to Karan Johar's hit film "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham" which collected Rs.440 million.

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