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Streaming Video News: May 2, 2018

I updated my list of Bollywood movies on Amazon Prime with two new additions to the catalog. Amitabh & Rekha’s 1977 film Alaap is now available for streaming, as is Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. Prime now has two 2018 theatrical releases — SKTKS and Padmaavat — in its catalog, while Netflix has none (although it is the exclusive home of Love Per Square Foot). Oh, and Eros Now has Mukkabaaz.

We’re approaching the time of year when we can expect to see 2018 theatrical releases show up on streaming services more regularly. On May 26 of last year, Netflix added Raees, and Amazon’s Heera (R.I.P.) added Commando 2. Two more 2017 titles showed up in June before things really picked up in July. If there’s a movie you missed seeing in the theater earlier this year, you may not have to wait much longer before you can watch it from the comfort of home.

For everything else new on Amazon Prime — Bollywood or not — check Instant Watcher.

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

Bollywood Box Office: January 26-28, 2018

The wait was worth it for Padmaavat, which just had the best opening weekend for a Bollywood film in North America, dethroning 2014’s PK ($3.6 million). From January 26-28, 2018, Padmaavat earned $4,430,255 from 326 theaters ($13,590 average), based on figures provided to Gitesh Pandya by the film’s distributor, Viva Entertainment. That’s the second best international opening weekend for a Bollywood movie, behind 2016’s Sultan, according to Bollywood Hungama. Adding in the $507,266 from the 295 US theaters that carried the movie on Thursday, January 25, Padmaavat‘s total already stands at $4,937,521.

Final figures for all films aren’t in yet, but Padmaavat‘s per-screen average earnings are more than double those of any other movie showing in North America over the weekend, based on Box Office Mojo’s estimates. Padmaavat is also poised to finish in third place at the global box office, according to Variety. That’s a helluva weekend for a movie that some factions hoped would never see the light of day.

Other Hindi movies showing in North America this weekend:

  • Tiger Zinda Hai: Week 6; $14,004 from twelve theaters; $1,167 average; $5,920,011 total
  • Mukkabaaz: Week 3; $24 from one theater; $75,884 total

Sources: Box Office Mojo, Gitesh Pandya, Variety, and Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Box Office: January 19-21, 2018

The North American box office quietly chugged along without any new Hindi movies to lure patrons into theaters during the weekend of January 19-21, 2018. Tiger Zinda Hai closed its fifth weekend with $43,600 from 24 theaters ($1,817 average), bringing its total to $5,884,047. Given its decent per-screen average — and the fact that Padman shifted its release date from this coming Friday to February 9 — Tiger Zinda Hai should stick around in a handful of theaters for another weekend.

Mukkabaaz has earned a decent amount for a movie in really limited release: $72,427 so far following a weekend that brought in another $9,759 from seven theaters ($1,394 average). That total belies a comical disparity in the contributions from the United States and Canada, with Canada accounting for just $972 after two weekends of release.

1921 earned $838 from five US theaters, bringing its total to $7,850. Its performance so far is comparable to that of its predecessor, 2016’s 1920 London, which posted first- and second-weekend per-theater averages of $426 and $197, respectively. 1921 averaged $458 and $168 in its first two weeks in theaters.

Fukrey Returns earned $72 from one theater in its seventh weekend of release, bringing its total to $396,604.

Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

In Theaters: January 19, 2018

No new Hindi films open in the Chicago area on Friday, January 19, 2018, making way for next weekend’s double feature. MovieMax Cinemas in Niles carries over 1921, and the AMC South Barrington 24 gives a second week to Mukkabaaz. Both theaters hold on to Tiger Zinda Hai for a fifth weekend.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend:

Bollywood Box Office: January 12-14, 2018

The first new Hindi releases of 2018 met very different fates in their opening weekend in North America. Mukkabaaz fared the better of the two from January 12-14, 2018, collecting $39,489 from 17 theaters ($2,323 average). Canada’s contribution to that total was $470 from a single theater, though to be fair, the film already played in the country last fall during the Toronto International Film Festival.

The weekend’s other new release, 1921 — the latest sequel in the 1920 horror franchise — only opened in the United States, where it took in $4,583 from ten theaters ($458 average). Eek!

Tiger Zinda Hai wrapped up its fourth weekend here with $94,725 from 49 theaters ($1,933 average), bringing its total to $5,775,529. Fukrey Returns got a sixth weekend at a single theater, earning $205 and raising its total North American earnings to $396,389.

Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

Opening January 12: 1921 and Mukkabaaz

Two new Hindi films open in Chicago on January 12, 2018, albeit in very small release. The horror sequel 1921 gets the bigger theatrical footprint, opening in MovieMax Cinemas in Niles and AMC South Barrington 24 in South Barrington.

Also hitting the South Barrington 24 on Friday is director Anurag Kashyap’s boxing drama Mukkabaaz, which has a runtime of 2 hrs. 25 min.

Tiger Zinda Hai gets a fourth weekend at MovieMax and the South Barrington 24.

Other Indian and Pakistani movies showing in Chicagoland this weekend: