Besharam’s mid-week opening strategy backfired as the comedy was only able to bring in $8 million after a 9-day period. It was enough to lead a soft weekend among domestic films in India, however, as Besharam took advantage of a pause in the release calendar to claim the top spot among a field of hold-over titles.
The Lunchbox added $219K in its third frame to reach a $3.1 million cume. Grand Masti reached a $15 million cume in its fourth week in India while reaching a $419K cume in North America. Phata Poster Nikla Hero scored a six-digit result in its third week in India, earning $119k to take its domestic total to $5.8 million. The film has grossed a total of $410K in North America.
Top Ten Domestic Films in India. Week Culminating on October 11, 2013
The romantic comedy Besharam is off to a good start in India, where it leads the weekly box office chart among domestic films after a $4 million bow over its first two days in release. The Lunchbox finished its second week in second place with a $1.2 million hold that lifts it to a $2.9 million cume.
Grand Masti slowed down to a $1.1 million ale over its third week, taking its total to $14.9 million in the country. Phata Poster Nikhla Hero posted a $1 million tally in its first hold for a $5.7 million total.
Top Ten Domestic Films in India. September 30-October 4, 2013
Grand Masti had a terrific $10.5 million debut in India, but the raunchy comedy couldn't muster as much support in North America. Grand Masti took in $362,560 from 64 locations in North America during its opening weekend.
Phata Poster Nikla Hero was released in 94 locations in North America this weekend and grossed $260,188.
Satyagraha is closing up its run in North America, adding $5,359 over its fourth weekend in 9 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The film has grossed a total of $736,826 in its North American run.
Chennai Express will go down as one of the most successful Indian exports at the North American box office. The blockbuster film has grossed a total of $5.29 million in North America. Chennai Express played in 20 locations over the weekend and grossed $21,853.