With no new Bollywood films for competition, Tumhari Sulu held up great in its second weekend in North American theaters. From November 24-26, 2017, the Vidya Balan film earned $96,544 from 46 theaters ($2,099 average). Its 55% holdover from Weekend 1 to Weekend 2 is fifth best for the year. Most Americans had Thursday off for Thanksgiving — with many off work on Wednesday as well — helping to boost Tumhari Sulu‘s take to $396,900 after ten days of release. Not bad for a film that opened in fewer than sixty theaters.
The other notable performance of the weekend came from Golmaal Again, now in its sixth weekend of release. It earned $6,912 from five theaters, but its per-theater average of $1,382 doesn’t tell the whole story. Golmaal Again earned $3,820 from one theater in Canada — more than the $3,092 combined it earned from four US theaters, which averaged earnings of $773 per theater. The comedy’s total stands at $2,354,534.
Other Hindi movies still in North American theaters:
- Ittefaq: Week 4; $15,901 from eleven theaters; $1,446 average; $719,564 total
- Secret Superstar: Week 6; $6,963 from nine theaters; $774 average; $2,143,554 total
- Qarib Qarib Singlle: Week 3; $5,205 from five theaters; $1,041 average; $231,628 total
Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama