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.
Balaji Spark, the new talent management division of Balaji Telefilms, is looking to introduce new star power into the film industry. [LiveMint]
Chennai Express is redefining expectations in the Indian film industry. [Daily Mail]
Satyagraha star Manoj Bajpayee ready to break out his full potential in upcoming films. [Yahoo!]
Dhoom 3 is preparing for a December 20 day-and-date roll-out around the world with a poster featuring the city the film is set in. Chicago features prominently in the background of the film's new poster.
Chennai Express is now the second must successful Bollywood release in North America. The film added $377k from 143 locations in its third weekend to reach a $4.67 million cume. The total is still a considerable distance below the $6.5 million performance of 3 Idiots, the 2009 release continues to be the most successful Bollywood film in North America to date.
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara! led the box office in its opening week, putting a stop to the reign of Chennai Express atop the Indian box office with a $7.8 million bow. Chennai Express settled for second place in its second full week in release with a $6.7 million performance that raised its total to $30.7 million.
Top 10 Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on August 23, 2013