TOP STORIES: The Global Currency Markets Bring Budget Trouble for Overseas Bollywood Shoots on September 03, 2013

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]


INDIA: 'Chennai Express' Rolls Along in Third Week on August 30, 2013


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.



TODAY'S TOP STORIES: 'Chennai Express' Changing Box Office Expectations for Indian Films 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!]


New Poster for 'Dhoom 3' Set in Chicago on August 30, 2013

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 the Second Biggest Bollywood Release in North America on August 26, 2013

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. 

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