The romantic comedy Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is already a smash hit in India and abroad. The film grossed $18.7 million in its opening week in India, leading the domestic box office by a wide margin and surpassing the six week $13.6 million domestic cume of Aashiqui 2. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani opened in 2202 screens in India, nearly monopolizing all of the country's cinemas. Audiences have also responded to the film in North America, where distributor Eros International reports a $1.5 million opening weekend and $2 million cume after its first full week in release.
Shootout at Wadala reached a $9.5 million cume in India and a $369,573 total in North America. Go Goa Gone saw its domestic total raise to $4.3 million in India while posting a 298,457 cume in North America.
Box Office Results for Domestic Films in India. Week Ending on June 6, 2013.
Aashiqui 2 maintained its pace among domestic films at the Indian box office this week, coming in first place with a $1 million weekly gross in its fifth week. The sequel has now grossed $13.7 million in India. Shootout at Wadala slowed down on its run to $10 million, stopping just shy in its fourth week with $9.7 million. Shootout at Wadala has made $369,573 in its North American run. Go Goa Gone saw its gross go up to $4.4 million in its third week in India, adding another $298,457 to its global cume from North America in the same number of weeks. Rangeelay reached a $148,418 cume in North America.
Box Office Results for Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on May 31, 2013.
Aurangzeb opened in wide release and led all the domestic films in India during its premiere week, grossing $3.3 million across 1200 screens. Aurangzeb is the latest in a string of crime thrillers to succeed at the Indian box office. Aashiqui 2 had another strong showing, grossing $1.3 million in its fourth week, reaching a total of $12.6 million. The Relucatant Fundamentalist had a strong premiere in limited release, grossing $205,343 from 186 screens.
Box Office Results for India. Week of May 17-23, 2013.
Rangeelay opened in 20 screens in North America last weekend and grossed $73,541. The Punjabi film fell behind similar openings from Goa Goa Gone ($177k) and Shootout at Wadala ($212k). Go Goa Gone reached a $270,139 cume in North America after a strong $53,058 third weekend in release. Shootout at Wadala fell 50% from the previous weekend, taking in only $8,938 for a $365,733 North American cume.
Iron Man 3 reached a $12 million cumulative total in India, a comparable gross to the performance of domestic film Aashiqui 2. The latest entry in the Iron Man franchise has proved popular with Indian audiences despite not grossing the headline-grabbing numbers it has achieved in other global markets.