Aashiqui 2 led ticket sales last week, netting $6.4 million in its opening run. The long awaited sequel to the 1990 Bollywood hit was released in 1124 screens. Ek Thi Daayan saw a reduced screen count on its second week and only managed to gross $463,431. Himmatwala and Jolly LLB still have a pulse in the bottom half of the top ten. Himmatwala has grossed $8.8 million in five weeks in release. Jolly LLB has grossed $5.8 million over seven weeks.
Box office results for India. April 26 - May 2, 2013.
Another slow week of grosses for UTV hold-overs in the North American market. Kai Po Che only added $534 in two locations over its 10th weekend in release to reach a North American cume of $1.1 million. Settai only played in one location on its fourth week and collected $1,827 to reach a North American cume of $87,260.
Ek Thi Daayan topped the Indian box office this week, grossing $4.2 million in 1566 screens on its first week. The supernatural film trounced its competition in wide release during its first week in release. Hold-overs Nautanki Saalal and the wonderfully titled Commando - A One Man Army fell on their second week. None of the films currently in wide release have been able to break the $10 million mark.
Box Office Results for India. April 19-25, 2013
Commando: A One Man Army premiered in India last week and took the top spot at the box office. The action film grossed $3.2 million, narrowly beating out the $3 million from fellow new release Nautanki Saalal. Chashmee Baddoor tumbled to third place in its second week with a $1.6 million gross.
Box Office Results for India. Week of April 12-18, 2013.