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.
Go Goa Gone opened in 1135 screens this week with a $3.9 million gross to top the Indian box office among domestic films. Two sequels, Aashiqui 2 and Shootout at Wadala, placed in second and third place respectively. Aashiqui 2 held for a strong $2 million during its third week, reaching an $11.5 million cume. Shootout at Wadala grossed $1.9 million to take its total to $9.2 million.
Box office results for domestic films in India. May 10-16, 2013