Bollywood Box Office: March 25-27

New release Rocky Handsome failed to make an impact at the North American box office. From March 25-27, 2016, it earned $85,625 from 74 theaters ($1,157 average). As with many Bollywood action movies, Rocky Handsome was disproportionately more popular in Canada than the United States. The 11 Canadian theaters carrying the film — 15% of the total theaters — accounted for nearly a third of the total collections. The per-screen average in the Canadian theaters was $2,504, compared to $922 in the US. Rocky Handsome will be lucky to carry over in 30 theaters for a second week and will likely finish its North American run with earnings south of $150,000.

Kapoor & Sons, on the other hand, had a phenomenal second weekend in North America. After adding 11 theaters to bring its total count to 173, it earned another $587,085 ($3,394 average). That’s the best second-weekend performance of the year by over $100,000. Its total stands at $1,914,238, already overtaking Airlift for the top earner of 2016.

Neerja hung around for a sixth weekend in seven theaters, earning $2,927 ($418 average) to bring its total to $1,704,386.

The weekend’s best performer was the new Telugu release Oopiri, which debuted with earnings of $880,335 from 90 theaters ($9,782 average). Phenomenal!

Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

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