Hindi films languished at the North American box office over the weekend, overshadowed by big budget Hollywood releases. From May 27-29, 2016, the four Bollywood movies still showing here earned a combined total of just $32,643. Theaters can’t wait for Friday’s release of Housefull 3, which will undoubtedly follow in its predecessors’ footsteps and earn over a million bucks.
The lion’s share of the weekend’s earnings went to Sarbjit, which took in $31,594 from 37 theaters ($854 average) in its second weekend of release. It posted a 76% drop in business from its first weekend, which is still better than Azhar‘s 85% plunge. Sarbjit‘s total North American earnings stand at $230,613.
Other Hindi movies still playing in the United States:
- Azhar: Week 3; $960 from four theaters; $280 average; $191,847 total
- Baaghi: Week 5; $69 from one theater; $437,098 total
- 1920 London: Week 4; $20 from one theater; $24,854 total
Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama