INDIA: 'Besharam' Fizzles After Mid-Week Debut on October 13, 2013

besharam1.jpgBesharam’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




TOP STORIES: 'Basharam' Flops; Indian Showcase in Abu Dhabi; Another Asaram Bapu Project in the Works on October 10, 2013

'Besharam' sinks; is its mid-week release strategy to blame? [The Times of India]


Indian cinema has a showcase at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. [Business Standard]


Another film on Asaram Bapu is in the works. [The Times of India]


TOP STORIES: Woody Allen Pulls 'Blue Jasmine' From Indian Screens; Japan Seeking More Bollywood Films on October 08, 2013

Bollywood looking to double its exports to Japan [Bollywood Life]


Woody Allen pulls 'Blue Jasmine' from India due to anti-smoking campaign. [Wall Street Journal]


INDIA: 'Besharam' Takes $4M in First Two Days on October 04, 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' Debuts in North America with $362k on September 24, 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.

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