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Talaash (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $2,706,375Details
International Box Office $22,815,915Details
Worldwide Box Office $25,522,290
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Following the suspicious death of a popular film star who plunged into the waters in his car, Inspector Shekhawat investigates in order to determine whether it was an accident, or a crime. To find the truth in this complex case, he will be forced to confront his past.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office 6,630 $2,706,375
All Time International Box Office 2,365 $22,815,915
All Time Worldwide Box Office 3,773 $25,522,290
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies 870 $2,706,375

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: November 30th, 2012 (Limited) by Reliance Big Pictures
International Releases: November 30th, 2012 (Wide) (South Africa)
November 30th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 139 minutes
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Keywords: Movie Business, Performing Arts, Police Procedural, Bollywood, Death of a Son or Daughter, Prostitution
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Excel Entertainment, Aamir Khan Productions
Production Countries: India

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Biggest Domestic 3rd Weekend 4,991 $168,828 Dec 14, 2012 17
Biggest 3rd Weekend Limited Release 908 $168,828 Dec 14, 2012 17
Theater Average 3rd Weekend Limited Release 2,778 $1,494 Dec 14, 2012 17
Biggest Domestic 2nd Weekend 4,736 $449,195 Dec 7, 2012 10
Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release 484 $449,195 Dec 7, 2012 10
Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release 2,531 $2,790 Dec 7, 2012 10
Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend 4,315 $1,638,706 Nov 30, 2012 3
Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release 166 $1,638,706 Nov 30, 2012 3
Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release 1,530 $9,527 Nov 30, 2012 3
Theater Average Limited Release 2,515 $9,527 Nov 30, 2012 3
Top 2012 Theater Average Limited Release 99 $9,527 Nov 30, 2012 3
Never Wide Domestic 1,081 $2,706,375 Nov 30, 2012 0
Never No. 1 Domestic 4,538 $2,706,375 Nov 30, 2012 0
Widest Expansion Limited Release 4,824 0 Nov 30, 2012 0


   Surgan Singh Shekhawat
   Roshni Shekhawat

Production and Technical Credits

Producer    Ritesh Sidhwani
Producer    Aamir Khan
Producer    Farhan Akhtar
Screenwriter    Farhan Akhtar
Screenwriter    Anurag Kashyap

Per Theater Chart: Hyde Hits it Out of the Park

December 11th, 2012

Hyde Park on the Hudson opened on top of the per theater chart with an average of $20,341 in four theaters. That is good for a limited release, but bad for a potential Awards Season contender, which is how many people saw the film prior to its release. Additionally, with weak reviews, it has little hope at long legs. Burn was much further back at $13,602, also in four theaters. Rust and Bone saw its theater count double to four, but its per theater average actually grew to $13,015. Its word-of-mouth is outstanding. Beware of Mr. Baker remained in the $10,000 club with $10,349 in one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: New Releases are a Little Rusty

December 4th, 2012

It was a rather slow week on the per theater chart with only two films topping the $10,000 mark, and none of them were massive hits. Rust and Bone rose to first place with an average of $12,369 in two theaters. It rose to top spot thanks to a miniscule 9% drop-off. The only other member of the $10,000 club was Beware of Mr. Baker, which was right behind with $12,195 in its lone theater. More...

Weekend Estimates: Killing Has Soft Opening

December 2nd, 2012

The weekend after Thanksgiving is not known for its box office prowess, and this year is proving no different. Most films in the top 10 are down around 50% from last weekend, and the new wide releases are both falling short of their respective distributor's hopes. Killing Them Softly is headed for a $7 million debut, according to Weinstein, which is Brad Pitt's worst wide opening since Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas back in 2003, and worst live action wide release since 1994's The Favor. Meanwhile, LD Distribution is projecting $3.4 million for The Collection in 1,403 theaters, which is less of a surprise, but still a disappointment. With those two misfires, the top of the chart is once more populated by Breaking Dawn, Part 2 and Skyfall, which are essentially neck and neck at this point, with Twilight topping $250 million domestically this weekend and Bond set to reach that landmark in the next few days. More...

Addicted to Limited Releases

November 30th, 2012

There are not a lot of films on this week's list, but there are a couple that are earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. Both California Solo and Dragon are earning more than 80% positive reviews and hopefully one or both will find success in limited release. Also opening this week is Talaash and it could be an interesting film to keep an eye on, as Bollywood films are slowly becoming more mainstream. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/30 14 $1,638,706   172 $9,527   $1,638,706 3
2012/12/07 17 $449,195 -73% 161 $2,790   $2,397,909 10
2012/12/14 21 $168,828 -62% 113 $1,494   $2,706,375 17

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/11/30 14 $1,948,714   172 $11,330   $1,948,714 7
2012/12/07 17 $588,833 -70% 161 $3,657   $2,537,547 14
2012/12/14 25 $168,828 -71% 113 $1,494   $2,706,375 21

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
South Africa 11/30/2012 $30,189 13 13 13 $30,189 12/12/2015
United Kingdom 11/30/2012 $626,780 79 79 167 $1,492,869 12/13/2015
Rest of World $21,292,857
International Total$22,815,915 12/13/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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