TOP STORIES: Krian Media Eyes U.S. Distribution, India Unveils Four World Premieres at TIFF, Censor Board Keeps a Close Eye on New Films on September 06, 2013

Censors keep a close eye on upcoming releases. [Times of India]

Krian media nabs U.S. distribution rights to two Malayalam films. [One India Entertainment]


Seven Indian films on tap for the 38th Toronto International Film Festival []

'Chennai Express' Reaches $5.1M in North America on September 04, 2013

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.


TOP STORIES: 'Chennai Express' Thrives in Peru on September 04, 2013

chenexp.jpgA 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]


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.



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