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#HomeRun: ‘The Lunchbox’ becomes highest grossing foreign film at US Box Office

In news that will spark celebrations around the independent film industry, Ritesh Batra’s ‘The Lunchbox’ has been revealed as the highest-grossing foreign film in the United States thus far this year. 

According to Box Office Mojo, the film – starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazzudin Siddiqui – has raked in more than $2.7 million at cinemas and will continue to open at more locations in the coming weeks.

The film, made on a budget of $1.7 million, has surpassed blockbusters such as ‘English Vinglish’ ($1.8 million),  ‘Agneepath’ ($1.9 million) and ‘Krrish 3’ ($2.2 million) at the North American box office.

‘The Lunchbox’ also raked in $3.4 million during a three-week run in India.

Co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Guneet Monga, among others, the film tells the story of a most unusual love story between a lonely insurance executive on the cusp of retirement and a housewife.

‘The Lunchbox’ has received critical acclaim at festivals around the world, most notably at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it won a brace of awards. 

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