Kapoor & Sons just posted the biggest opening weekend of the year for a Bollywood movie in North America. From March 18-20, 2016, Kapoor & Sons earned $974,134 from 162 theaters ($6,013 average). It should hold up very well given its great word of mouth and relatively little competition in the coming weeks. March 25th’s action-packed Rocky Handsome caters to a different audience, while April 1st’s Ki & Ka doesn’t look particularly appealing. Barring a catastrophe, Kapoor & Sons will be the first Hindi film of 2016 to earn $2 million in North America.
Other Hindi movies showing in the United States and Canada:
- Neerja: Week 5; $21,169 from 22 theaters; $962 average; $1,695,634 total
- Jai Gangaajal: Week 3; $1,666 from seven theaters; $238 average; $190,146 total
Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama