Rio 2 recorded the second highest industry opening for an animated film in India, only trailing Ice Age 4. The animated sequel openend in 466 screens to earn a $932k tally in its Indian debut, becoming the top ranked MPA title in the market over the weekend. The sequel's strong opening weekend ranks 112% higher than the premiere frame of the original.
Divergent opened with a limited release in India on Friday and placed #3 for the weekend, according to a communication from distributor Universal. The weekend estimate for the Young Adult adaptation is $165k at 106 dates.
Ragini MMS 2 kept the top spot among domestic films at the Indian box office for a second consecutive week. The film starring former adult actress Sunny Leone grossed $1.3 million from 1,210 theaters to reach a $7.4 million total in the market. New release Youngistaan opened in 1,127 theaters with a $1 million haul.
Top 10 Domestic Films in India. Week Ending on April 4, 2014
Ragini MMS 2 took the top spot at the indian box office with a commanding performance in its opening frame. The genre flick led the box office with a $6 million haul in its opening frame, overshadowing all other releases in the market with 71% of the Top 10 market share. Ragini MMS 2 is the latest installment in a Bollywood horror series and stars former adult actress Sunny Leone. Indian audiences have often been generalized as a conservative group, but the success of Ragini MMS 2 suggests there are more diversified audience demographics in the market.
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