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Bollywood Box Office: January 22-24

A major snowstorm on the east coast of the United States didn’t deter Bollywood fans from heading to the theater during the weekend of January 22-24, 2016. Airlift posted massive opening weekend returns of $815,933 from 98 theaters. That makes for a per-screen average of $8,326, the best of any film that played in North America over the weekend.

The weekend’s other new release, Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3, didn’t fare as well. It earned just $22,204 from 31 theaters in the US and Canada, for a paltry $716 average per screen.

Also over the weekend, Wazir crossed the $1 million mark in North America. In its third weekend of release, it earned another $43,048 from 35 theaters ($1,230 average), bringing its total to $1,086,910. With Airlift due to cross the million dollar mark momentarily, and with the Telugu film Nannaku Prematho‘s two-week total standing at $1,920,343, the new year is off to a spectacular start for Indian movies in North America.

Other Hindi films still in theaters:

  • Bajirao Mastani: Week 6; $26,906 from 16 theaters; $1,682 average; $6,530,042 total
  • Dilwale: Week 6; $243 from one theater; $4,865,684 total

Sources: Box Office Mojo and Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama

Bollywood Box Office: January 15-17

With no new Hindi films in North American theaters, all eyes were on the second-weekend returns of Wazir. From January 15-17, 2016, Wazir earned another $238,524 from 92 theaters ($2,593 average), bringing its total to $949,729.

Over the weekend, the Telugu movie Nannaku Prematho became the first Indian film of 2016 to cross the $1 million mark in the United States. Since its opening on January 12, Nannaku Prematho has earned $1,577,709 from 165 theaters.

Other Hindi films showing in the US and Canada:

  • Bajirao Mastani: Week 5; $98,520 from 36 theaters; $2,737 average; $6,545,299 total
  • Dilwale: Week 5; $14,705 from 11 theaters; $1,337 average; $4,859,719 total

Source: Rentrak, via Bollywood Hungama