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Opening December 21: Dabangg 2

I admit, I’m pretty excited for Dabangg 2. The original Dabangg was funny and clever, and I’m hoping for more of the same in the sequel. I’m also looking forward to the obligatory moment in the movie where Salman Khan removes his shirt, causing all of the women in the audience to scream.

Dabangg 2 opens on Friday, December 21, 2012, in six Chicago area theaters: AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Regal Gardens Stadium 1-6 in Skokie, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, AMC Loews Woodridge 18 in Woodridge, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. It has a listed runtime of 2 hrs. 30 min.

The South Barrington 30 is the only area theater holding over any other Hindi movies after Thursday. It’s giving a third week to Khiladi 786 ($352,684 in total U.S. earnings) and a fourth week to Talaash ($2,706,375 in the U.S. so far).

The only other Indian movie showing in the Chicago area this weekend is the Tamil romance Neethaane En Ponvasantham at the Golf Glen 5.

In Theaters December 14, 2012

Salman Khan films seem to generate a kind of force field. They pull in such a large share of the available audience that there are never any releases of note within a couple of weeks of the release of anything starring Salman Khan. The pattern holds true again for Dabangg 2, which opens on December 21. No new Hindi films are opening in the Chicago area on Friday, December 14, 2012, and there likely won’t be anything new besides Dabangg 2 in area theaters until Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola debuts on January 11, 2013.

In the meantime, there are still a few Bollywood options in local theaters. Based on its impressive U.S. earnings of $2,398,000 so far, Talaash retains the largest share of screenspace, carrying over at the AMC River East 21 in Chicago, Big Cinemas Golf Glen 5 in Niles, AMC South Barrington 30 in South Barrington, and Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville.

Khiladi 786 gets a second week at the Golf Glen 5, Cantera 17 and South Barrington 30, which is also holds over Jab Tak Hai Jaan.

Other Indian movies showing at the Golf Glen 5 this weekend include Krishnam Vande Jagadgurum (Telugu), Kumki (Tamil), Neethaane En Ponvasantham (Tamil), and Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu (Telugu).