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