Though Priyanka Chopra had made her name in the international circuit first, it was Deepika Padukone who beat her to making her international debut with xXx: Return of Xander Cage that was released earlier in January. As every action aficionado is aware of this, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is the third installment of the xXx action franchise, and stars Vin Diesel in the lead as the never-dying hero. After nearly two months of release, the movie has done some fabulous business, especially in the international circuit.

As per the latest box office update, the action thriller grossed $345,123,457  worldwide, with the US collections amounting to $44,862,438, against a budget of $85 million. While the American collections are a tad disappointing with M Night Shyamalan’s Split overshadowing it, the movie always had an eye on the lucrative Chinese and European markets and that’s where it scored. With an ensemble cast of actors who belong to various countries, it was a very smart move from the makers to tap on the international market. Interestingly, despite Deepika Padukone’s presence in the movie, especially with her being one of the best parts about it, xXx: Return of Xander Cage didn’t quite create a storm at our box office.

Deepika Padukone plays the main female lead in xXx: Return of Xander Cage, while the movie also has Samuel L Jackson, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Ice Cube, Ruby Rose, Tony Jaa and Neymar Jr. The makers have already promised a sequel, though we do hope that it won’t bear too much of a similarity with Vin Diesel’s other franchise, Fast and the Furios. Especially with the way how the movie ends…