Well, heck. Because of the profiles of the films scheduled for release, I didn’t expect any new Hindi movies to open in the Chicago area in the two weeks before Diwali weekend. Two weeks in a row, I’ve been wrong. The historical drama 31st October opens at MovieMax Cinemas in Niles on October 21, 2016.
Given that 31st October is only releasing in one Chicago area theater, that means it’s probably getting a really limited release across the continent: fewer than thirty theaters, for sure. Taking that into account, I’d be surprised if it makes even $20,000 over the weekend.
Other Indian films playing in Chicago area theaters:
- Ism (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Muvico Rosemont 18 in Rosemont, and Cinemark at Seven Bridges in Woodridge
- Premam (Telugu) at MovieMax and Seven Bridges
- Pulimurugan (Malayalam), Nandini Nursing Home (Telugu), Shankara (Telugu), L7 (Telugu), Oppam (Malayalam), and Remo (Tamil w/English subtitles) at MovieMax