Chennai Express is slowing down its run in North America, suggesting the film will not be able to reach the numbers needed to become the highest-grossing Indian release of all time in the market. Chennai Express grossed $287,445 from 93 screens in its fourth weekend to reach a $5.1 million cume in North America. The film has grossed $4.3 million from the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, respectively.
A falling currency hasn't deterred India's growing entertainment industry. [Variety]
PrintWeek India profiles the company that has been publishing the posters of Indian films for the past 25 years. [PrintWeek India]
'Chennai Express' takes over the box office in India, the United Kingdom, North America ....and Peru. Shahru Khan's latest film finds an audience in Latin America. [Money Control]
Bollywood overlooks Finland for overseas locations. [Times of India]
The Bengali Film Journalists Association will honor Aparna Sen and Tarun Majumdar at their 75th ceremony on September 7 [Post]
A drop in the currency markets is affecting Bollywood films shooting overseas. [The Indian Express]
Romantic comedy Suddh Desi Romance is hoping to be a hit with Indian audiences. [Films of India]
Bruce Beresford, director of 'Driving Miss Daisy,' to head the jury for the 15th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival. [The Hollywood Reporter]
Chennai Express continues its record-breaking run at the Indian box office. Its three week run in India has brought in a total of $31.9 million, a figure that grows to $48.4 million worldwide. Chennai Express has grossed $4.8 million leading into its fourth weekend in North America. The United Arab Emirates are posting a $4.2 million total for the film, while the U.K. reports a $3.2 million gross.
Madras Cafe opened in first place last week, grossing $4.6 million despite a $2.5 million hold from Channai Express. Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara! fell two spots to third place in its second frame, reaching an $8.3 million cue in india. Sports biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag showed it still has legs in its seventh week, posting a fourth place finish and reaching a $16.4 million domestic cume.
Top 10 Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on August 30, 2013.