The weekend of April 25-27, 2014, was terrible for new Hindi films in the United States and Canada but great for 2 States.
Of the three new films that released in India on April 25 — Revolver Rani, Samrat & Co., and Kaanchi — only Kaanchi made the trip overseas. Even then, it only opened in the U.S., not Canada. From twenty-eight American theaters, it earned just $14,694. Its first weekend per-screen average of $525 was among the worst of the year so far.
On the other hand, 2 States performed very well in its second weekend in North American theaters. It earned $418,064 from 133 theaters (up from 131 last week) for a per-screen average of $3,143. That brings its total earnings to $1,706,309, moving it ahead of Queen into second place on the list of highest grossing Hindi films in North America in 2014, behind The Lunchbox.
Now in its ninth week of release, The Lunchbox earned $303,292 from 176 theaters ($1,723 average per screen). Total earnings stand at $2,591,410.
Other Hindi films showing in a handful of theaters included:
- Queen: Week 8; $4,339 from three screens; $1,416,230 total
- Bhoothnath Returns: Week 3; $2,267 from four screens; $144,860 total
- Main Tera Hero: Week 4; $122 from one screen; $275,789 total
Source: Bollywood Hungama
I love your blog and never miss any of your informative and entertaining posts. I think you should rely on boxofficemojo.com rather than bollywoodhungama to report US BO results of Indian movies. I think mojo is more accurate. Just a suggestion.
Keep on rocking!
Hi, Amin! Before this year, Box Office Mojo was my main source for U.S. box office performance results for Hindi movies. In 2014, Bollywood Hungama signed a deal with Rentrak to supply international box office data for the website.
I prefer Rentrak’s data (supplied via Bollywood Hungama) because they collect it themselves, making it more reliable and comprehensive. Box Office Mojo relies on studios and distributors to supply the information to them, and a lot of Indian studios and distributors don’t bother to report. For instance, there’s no information about Queen at Box Office Mojo.
If you haven’t checked out Hungama’s international box office tables recently, give them a shot. 🙂