Aamir Khan's recent release Laal Singh Chaddha turned out to be a debacle in India. Say it impact of the 'Boycott' trends, confusing story plot or controversial statement of Mr Perfectionist and Kareena Kapoor Khan, the Hindi remake of Tom Hank's award-winning movie Forrest Gump tanked at the Indian box office.
However, Laal Singh Chaddha emerged as a hit overseas. As reported by Bollywood Hungama, the Aamir-starrer movie has broken significant record at the worldwide box office and has also outranked several other movies released this year including Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi, Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani and Tabu starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, and the most talked movie of 2022 'The Kashmir Files'.
Within a week of its release, Laal Singh Chaddha, touted as the biggest-ever flop movie of Aamir, managed to collect $7.5 million (Rs 59 crore). With this, it exceeded the collection of Gangubai Kathiawadi ($7.47 million), Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 ($5.88 million), and The Kashmir Files ($5.7 million).
Know movies that failed in India but had a good collection internationally:
Laal Singh Chaddha is not the first Hindi movie that tanked domestically but went on to garner a decent collection overseas. Here, we bring the list of such movies that were dubbed disasters in India but had a good collection in the international market.
Shah Rukh Khan's Happy New Year, Jab Harry Met Sejal and Ra One failed to appeal to the masses in India and became disasters domestically. However, these movies had a decent collection in the international markets which helped the makers make recovery. Indeed, SRK's fandom sprawling overseas helped make the movies successful internationally.
The magic of Salman Khan failed to mesmerize his fans in Tubelight. The movie came up as a disappointment for several admirers of Bhaijaan and Hindi movie lovers. However, the movie had a decent collection in overseas box offices.
Similarly, Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3, the third installment of the science fiction franchise tanked at the box office in India. The audience had high expectations from the superhero movie after Koi... Mil Gaya and Krrish, however, it failed to entice the audience. But thanks to Duggu's fans abroad, the movie collected Rs 54 crore in the international market.
On the other hand, Ajay Devgn and Abhishek Bachchan's Bol Bachchan was declared a flop in India, but it managed to entertain Hindi movie lovers in other countries.
Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif's 2009 release Blue, an action-adventure movie, received negative comments from the Indian audience and became a disaster. However, the flick managed to earn a whopping Rs 118 crore at the international box office.