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January 17, 2007

TEARS OF THE GURU

TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER

So what did foreign films make that opened in New York over this four-day MLK weekend? Well, you had two to choose from. One was TEARS OF THE BLACK TIGER, opening at Film Forum and the other was GURU opening at the ImaginAsian. TEARS is the fave of Western critics right now, getting well-deserved praise from pretty much every single media outlet there is. GURU is the biggest Bollywood film of the year starring two of India's hottest actors and receiving little to no Western press. Both movies opened on one screen. It's the Western critical establishment versus Bollywood stars. Who's got the juice?

Bollywood stars.

TEARS made a very respectable $7,954.

But GURU made $25,139.

You can't fight the power of the paparazzi...especially the Bollywood paparazzi.

(As for DVD sales, I fully expect TEARS to clean up while GURU is probably already being pirated and DVD sales will most likely be only so-so)

January 17, 2007 at 09:13 AM in News | Permalink

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