Animated film The World of Goopi and Bagha receives its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. [Hindustan Times]
The Indian film industry looks for an overseas box office boost during the Fall season. [Times of India]
Kangana Ranaut isn't sitting on her laurels -she knows fortunes can change overnight in the film industry. [Times of India]
The South Indian International Movie Awards comes to the United Arab Emirates. [Gulf News]
Chennai Express is closing out its North American theatrical run, falling short of breaking the box office record achieved by 3 Idiots. Chennai Express finished its fourth weekend in North America by grossing $66,095 from 53 locations. The film's North American cume is $5.2 million. Other overseas cumes for Chennai Express include $4.4 million from the United Arab Emirates, $3.4 million from the United Kingdom, and $3.4 million from other territories. The overseas cume for Chennai Express is $17.5 million.
Satyagraha has had a more modest box office run, finishing its second weekend with a $103k from 79 theaters in North America. Satyagraha has grossed a cume of $672k in North America. The overseas total for Satyagraha is $1.9 million.
Satyagraha opened in first place among domestic releases in India this week. The political thriller starring the legendary Amitabh Bachchan took in $8.1 million in its first week in India. Overseas grosses for the film showed measured promise, with $569,518 coming from 83 locations in North America, $481,824 from 45 locations in the United Arab Emirates, $283,589 from 49 locations in the United Kingdom, and an additional $430,524 coming in from the rest of the world. The final global cume for the first week of Satyagraha is $9.9 million.
Chennai Express is entering its fifth weekend in North America with a $5.1 million gross. The blockbuster hit has already grossed a total of $33.2 million in India during the same timeframe. Madras Cafe held on to second place in its first hold, posting a $1.2 million weekly total that takes its overall cume in India to $6 million.
Top Ten Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on September 6, 2013