Sunday, November 22, 2009

AR Rahman's Couples Retreat crosses $100m mark

Couples Retreat, Oscar winner musician A.R. Rahman's first venture into mainstream Hollywood, has reportedly crossed the $100 million mark at North American box office.

The 113 minutes comedy, which was released worldwide starting October 8 in Australia and New Zealand and October nine in USA, has reportedly grossed over $102 million domestically besides over 20 million dollars overseas.
Shot in Tahiti (French Polynesia) and USA, it revolves around four couples who go to a tropical-island resort for vacationing.It is yet to be released in many countries.
Acclaimed Indo-American statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that it proved that Hollywood-Bollywood marriage could bring desired results at box office also.
Zed, who is chairperson of Indo-American Leadership Confederation, hoped that more creative-technical-financial alliances would be formed between Hollywood and Bollywood in the coming future.
Rahman provided original music for Couples Retreat, besides writing and performing two songs: 'Na Na' and 'Sajna'. Rahman's son AR Ameen also sang in 'Na Na'.
Directed by Emmy nominated Peter Billingsley (Dinner for Five), it stars MTV winner Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Golden Globe nominated Kristin Davis (Sex and the City), etc. Producers were Vince Vaughn and Scott Stuber (Role Models).

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