Super 30 went for a huge release in North America but came up short at the box office. From July 12-14, 2019, the biographical drama earned $870,726 from 317 theaters ($2,747 average), according to Box Office Mojo. That’s the second biggest opening weekend theater count here this year — just three theaters fewer than Kalank. Yet Kalank made $1.27 million in its opening weekend and averaged $3,989 per theater. In fact, Super 30 is the only Hindi film to open in more than 250 theaters here this year and not earn at least $1 million, and it’s the only release among the eleven highest earners to average less than than $3,000 per theater.
While reaching a final total of $2 million won’t be a walk in the park, Super 30 has two things working in its favor. No major new Hindi movies are opening here this weekend, during which much of the United States will experience dangerously hot temperatures, making theaters an especially appealing entertainment option.
Kabir Singh continued its strong run, earning $120,467 from 58 theaters ($2,077 average), according to Bollywood Hungama. It’s only the third film this year to earn six figures in its fourth weekend of release (of the sixteen titles that lasted that long). It has total earnings so far of $2,364,342.
Article 15 also performed well, finishing its third weekend with $76,314 from 41 theaters ($1,861 average) and bringing its total to $973,076.
Other Hindi movies still in North American theaters:
- Photograph: Week 9; $1,363 from three theaters; $454 average; $350,475 total
- Bharat: Week 6; $385 from one theater; $2,921,228 total
- Malaal: Week 2; $39 from two theaters; $20 average; $3,668 total
Sources: 143 Cinema, Bollywood Hungama, and Box Office Mojo