TOP STORIES: Bollywood is Booming as Box Office Figures Grow in 2013 on October 18, 2013

Bollywood is booming: India is enjoying a boost in box office figures. [Business Standard]

Motivational stories are succeeding at the Indian box office. [Times of India]

Chartered jets: a new sign of the revival of India’s film industry. [The Economic Times]

All-Female cast for Sandalwood, an upcoming Indian-Spanish co-production. [Variety]


TOP STORIES: Can Crowdfunding Change the Indian Film Industry? on October 17, 2013

Crowdfunding and Indian cinema: How much can it change the film industry? [DNA India

Mahesh Bhatt prioritizes Indian audiences. [IBN Live

India’s animation potential has yet to be tapped. [The Economic Times]

Krissh 3 will receive the widest domestic release of all time. [Business Standard]

TOP STORIES: A Packed Release Schedule Awaits Indian Film Industry on October 15, 2013

A preview of November’s releases. [Times of India

Jai Ho and Dhoom 3 are looking ahead to a box office showdown in December. [Emirates 24/7]

Shah Rukh Khan wants a bigger Indian presence at Cannes. [Niti Central

Mumabi Film Fest prepares diverse slate of films. [Hindustan Times

Bollywood’s Mickey Virus might have Telugu, Tamil remakes. [One India Entertainment]


TOP STORIES: 'Blue Jasmine' Cancellation Brings Backlash for Indian Exhibitors; Is Bollywood Facing a Dancing Crisis? on October 14, 2013

bluejasminestill.pngIndian audiences frustrated by exhibitor guidelines that caused ‘Blue Jasmine’ cancellation. [Indiewire]

Raanjhanaa filmmakers preparing for another romantic film. [Times of India]

Victory celebrates box office results. [Times of India]

Amateur Indian filmmakers are turning to big budget…wedding videos. [DNA India]

Is Bollywood facing a dancing crisis? [Times of India]


INDIA: 'Besharam' Fizzles After Mid-Week Debut on October 13, 2013

besharam1.jpgBesharam’s mid-week opening strategy backfired as the comedy was only able to bring in $8 million after a 9-day period. It was enough to lead a soft weekend among domestic films in India, however, as Besharam took advantage of a pause in the release calendar to claim the top spot among a field of hold-over titles.

The Lunchbox added $219K in its third frame to reach a $3.1 million cume. Grand Masti reached a $15 million cume in its fourth week in India while reaching a $419K cume in North America. Phata Poster Nikla Hero scored a six-digit result in its third week in India, earning $119k to take its domestic total to $5.8 million. The film has grossed a total of $410K in North America.


Top Ten Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on October 11, 2013




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