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English Vinglish (2012)

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $1,862,086Details
International Box Office $8,024,593Details
Worldwide Box Office $9,886,679
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Money, Fame and the Knowledge of English. In India, these 3 factors play a huge role in how society judges an individual. English Vinglish is the story of a woman who does not know English and is made to feel insecure by her family and society at large. The film is a light -hearted yet touching and transformational journey of Shashi. Circumstances make her determined to overcome this insecurity, master the language, teach the world a lesson on the way to becoming a self assured and confident woman. The film is shot mostly in New York and captures the inherent struggle of many people all over the world with the English Language. Hilarious, touching, sensitive, this film marks the come back of India’s biggest female star...Sridevi.


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 7,201-7,300) 7,285 $1,862,086
All Time International Box Office (Rank 3,901-4,000) 3,927 $8,024,593
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,301-6,400) 6,344 $9,886,679

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 28th, 2012 (Limited) by Eros Entertainment
International Releases: October 5th, 2012 (Wide) (United Kingdom)
October 12th, 2012 (Wide) (Nigeria)
December 21st, 2012 (Wide) (Vietnam)
March 14th, 2013 (Wide) (Hong Kong)
December 20th, 2013 (Wide) (Taiwan)
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MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 129 minutes
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Keywords: Adult Education, Bollywood, Dysfunctional Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Hope Productions, IBC Spotlight
Production Countries: India

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Priya Anand   
Mehdi Nebbou   
Adil Hussain   
Sujata Kumar   

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Production and Technical Credits

Gauri Shinde    Screenwriter
R. Balki    Producer
Amit Trivedi    Composer
Rakesh Jhunjihunwala    Producer
RK Kamani    Producer
Sunil Lulla    Producer
Laxman Utekar    Cinematographer
Hemanti Sarkar    Editor
Mustafa Stationwala    Production Designer

Per Theater Chart: Going Nowhere

October 16th, 2012

There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater. More...

Per Theater Chart: Taken to the Top

October 9th, 2012

Taken 2 was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on this week's per theater chart earning an average of $13,525. The best new limited release was The Paperboy, which came very close with an average of $9,337 in eleven theaters. More...

Limited Releases: Under the Weather

October 4th, 2012

There are a large number of limited releases on this week's list, but very few have a serious shot at box office success. There are several films with casts with strong name recognition that were earning pre-release buzz, Butter, The Oranges, and The Paperboy, but none of them are earning strong enough reviews to suggest they will thrive in limited release. Fat Kid Rules the World might be the film with the best chance at mainstream success on this week's list, while Escape Fire might do well for a documentary. More...

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/05 14 $745,414   88 $8,471   $745,414 2
2012/10/19 24 $180,603   88 $2,052   $1,670,773 4
2012/11/23 88 $1,234   88 $14   $1,862,086 9

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2012/10/05 14 $1,490,170   88 $16,934   $1,490,170 2
2012/11/23 92 $1,234   88 $14   $1,862,086 9

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Hong Kong 3/14/2013 $35,172 6 9 34 $206,107 12/14/2015
Nigeria 10/12/2012 $2,045 1 1 2 $5,453 12/12/2015
Taiwan 12/20/2013 $50,932 13 14 27 $165,956 12/13/2015
United Kingdom 10/5/2012 $268,816 61 61 144 $747,905 12/12/2015
Vietnam 12/21/2012 $1,269 7 7 11 $4,541 12/13/2015
Rest of World $6,894,631
International Total$8,024,593 12/14/2015

International Cumulative Box Office Records

Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records

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