It was a slow weekend for Bollywood movies at the North American box office, with audiences holding off in anticipation of Wednesday’s Independence Day releases (or maybe everyone was watching The Meg). The only new Hindi release was Vishwaroop 2, accompanied by its Tamil counterpart, Vishwaroopam 2. Most Indian movies that release in multiple languages don’t publish separate earnings figures for each language, but Viswaroop(am) 2 did. According to Bollywood Hungama, Vishwaroop 2 (Hindi) made $17,865 from 41 theaters in North America ($436 average), a figure I assume includes earnings from Thursday night previews. 143 Cinema reports Thursday-Sunday earnings for Vishwaroopam 2 (Tamil) of $353,321 from 127 theaters ($2,782 average).
Other Hindi movies still in North American theaters:
Fanney Khan: Week 2; $24,164 from 32 theaters; $756 average; $253,831 total
Karwaan: Week 2; $21,424 from 16 theaters; $1,339 average; $164,766 total
Mulk: Week 2; $12,192 from 13 theaters; $938 average; $104,408 total
Sanju: Week 7; $5,958 from eight theaters; $745 average; $7,872,912 total
Dhadak: Week 4; $5,072 from eight theaters; $634 average; $851,588 total
Soorma: Week 5; $488 from one theater; $378,637 total
Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3: Week 3; $36 from one theater; $44,445 total
Kamal Haasan’s multilingual action film Vishwaroop 2 hits Chicago area theaters on August 10, 2018. Shot simultaneously in Hindi and Tamil (as Vishwaroopam 2), the film’s Telugu-dubbed version releases locally as well.
Fanney Khan gets a second week at MovieMax, South Barrington 24, and the Regal Cantera Stadium 17 in Warrenville. Karwaan and Mulk also carry over at the South Barrington 24 and MovieMax, which holds on to Dhadak and Sanju as well.
Other Indian movies showing in the Chicago area this weekend:
Srinivasa Kalyanam (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Marcus Addison, Stratford Square, and Seven Bridges
Goodachari (Telugu w/English subtitles) at MovieMax, Marcus Addison, and Seven Bridges