M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story got off to a cracking start in North American theaters. From September 30-October 2, 2016, the sports biopic earned $1,096,026 from 282 theaters ($3,887 average). It’s only the third movie of the year to earn more than $1 million in its opening weekend here, behind Sultan and Fan. M.S. Dhoni‘s opening weekend per-theater average ranks thirteenth for the year, indicating a slightly extravagant theatrical footprint.
In its third weekend, Pink took in another $126,301 from 60 theaters ($2,105 average), bringing its total to $1,146,431, good for tenth place in North America for the year. Also notable is that Pink is the only 2016 film to triple its opening weekend earnings over the course of its theatrical run — and it only took seventeen days to do it.
Last weekend’s new release, Banjo, tanked hard in its second weekend. Business fell by 98%, and Banjo earned just $287 from two theaters ($144 average). Its total stands at $25,511.
Other Hindi films still in North American theaters:
- Baar Baar Dekho: Week 4; $1,990 from five theaters; $398 average; $980,343 total
- Freaky Ali: Week 4; $38 from one theater; $65,615 total
Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama