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.
Settai cut its screen count by over 50% in its second weekend, grossing $15,245 to bring it to a $76,665 North America cume.
Two other Indian hoid-overs posted paltry results over the weekend. Himmatwala opened in 99 screens three weeks ago and dropped to 66 in its second week, seeing a very steep drop off in its gross. Himmatwala only played in three locations over the weekend, grossing $669. The North America cume is $669. In comparison, Kai Po Che grossed $538 over the weekend in a single screen during its eight week in North America. Kai Po Che's North America cume is $1,120,785.
Chasme Baddor opened wide in 1325 screens across India, taking the top spot at the box office with $5.3 million. A limited re-release of the original version of Chashme Baddor broke into the top ten with $17K. Hold-over Himmatwala had a steep drop in its second week, adding $1.1 million to its $8.5 million cume. The weekend's other new release, Rise of the Zombie, took in $55k in 150 screens.
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