Bollywood Box Office: February 2-4, 2018

Padmaavat held onto more than half of its opening weekend business after adding 28 theaters in its second weekend in North America. From February 2-4, 2018, Padmaavat earned $2,438,930 from 354 theaters ($6,890 average), according to Box Office Mojo. That puts Padmaavat‘s total at $8,900,499, making it the third highest earning Hindi film in North America ever after just eleven days. Bollywood Hungama reports slightly lower weekend and total earnings of $2,191,185 and $8,663,321, respectively — still good enough for third place all time.

By the time the highest earning Hindi film of all time in North America — 2016’s Dangal — finished its second weekend in theaters, it had already earned 73.9% of its eventual total ($9,126,258 of $12,357,576). Remarkably, the second ranked movie on the list — 2014’s PK — had earned virtually the same percentage of its eventual total by the end of its second weekend: 73.8% ($7,785,486 of $10,550,569). If Padmaavat follows the same trajectory as those two films and is already 73.9% of the way toward its total, that would give it final earnings of $12,043,977 or $11,723,032, depending on whether you believe Box Office Mojo’s or Bollywood Hungama’s numbers. A lot depends on how much Pad Man affects Padmaavat‘s business starting this Friday. It seems reasonable to assume that Padmaavat will pass PK for the #2 spot but fall short of overtaking Dangal for first place. We shall see.

Other Hindi films showing in North American theaters:

  • Tiger Zinda Hai: Week 7; $2,473 from four theaters; $618 average; $5,931,673 total
  • Mukkabaaz: Week 4; $84 from one theater; $75,968 total

Sources: Box Office Mojo and Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

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