One new Hindi film benefited from the long holiday weekend in North America, and the other did not. From August 31-September 2, 2018, the horror comedy Stree earned $203,915 from 60 theaters* ($3,399 average), according to Bollywood Hungama — pretty good for a movie I wasn’t even sure would release here. Even with Monday’s Labor Day holiday theoretically boosting Sunday’s business, Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se only mustered $56,553 from 38 theaters ($1,488 average), with more than half its total coming from 14 Canadian theaters.
Other Hindi movies still showing in the US and Canada:
- Gold: Week 3; $46,674 from 33 theaters; $1,414 average; $1,088,007 total
- Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi: Week 2; $15,367 from 15 theaters; $1,024 average; $121,689 total
- Satyameva Jayate: Week 3; $8,926 from six theaters; $1,488 average; $216,619 total
*Bollywood Hungama routinely counts Canadian theaters twice in its weekly reporting, at least for a movie’s first few weekends of release. When possible, I try to verify the correct theater count with other sources. The above figures represent what I believe to be the actual theater counts. Bollywood Hungama’s reporting technically puts Stree in 68 theaters (making for a $2,999 per-theater average).
Source: Bollywood Hungama