Bollywood Films Which Made it to the US Box Office Top 10!

The population of Indo-Americans is increasing by leaps and bounds in the United States. Reportedly, they represent one of the fastest growing ethnic groups in the country. A census data shows a 69.4% increase in their numbers in the United States between 2000 and 2010. This growth is not limited to just the US. The similar growth has been recorded in Canada also. With growing Indo-American population, Indian filmmakers are releasing their films in the country in large numbers. Some of these films, at times, find great audience there and challenge even Hollywood biggies at the box office. Here we bring for you a listicle on some Bollywood Films which made in to the US Box Office Top 10.

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10BAAHUBALI: THE CONCLUSION (2017)

The first and the foremost film in the list is ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’, a film which redefined entertainment and made India proud all over the world. The movie, which was a sequel to the 2015 epic blockbuster film ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’, set new standard in terms of storytelling, canvas and, not to forget, sleek VFX which has never been seen before in any Indian film. Starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Tamannah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty in lead roles, the movie released worldwide on 28th April 2017 and broke several records within days of its release. It did not perform outstandingly well only in India, but in many other parts of the world also, including the United States.

On 3rd day of its release, the S.S. Rajamouli directed film posed a serious threat to some Hollywood biggies and emerged as number 3 on the US box office. The film was behind ‘Fast & Furious 8’, the eighth installment of one of the most successful film franchises of Hollywood, ‘Fast & Furious’, and a Hispanic-focused comedy. International media applauded the film and wrote positively about it, with some even terming the phenomenal performance of the film in the overseas market a “culturally diverse box office weekend”.

The biggest achievement of the film was that it competed with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars like Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. Their thriller ‘The Circle’, which failed to garner positive response for itself, opened with $9.3 million while ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion pulled in $10.1 million despite a lower screen count of just 420 screens. ‘The Fate of the Furious’, which was allotted 4,000 screens could rake in just approximate $19 million. ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ continued its steady performance in the coming days also. In just its first seven days of release, the film minted more than $13 million, which was as epic as the film itself. It is interesting to note that the prequel, which released in 2015, had earned just $9.3 million in the US in its lifetime.

TRIVIA: ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ is the first ever Indian film to earn 1000Cr INR in worldwide box office. It achieved this milestone on 10th day of its release.

 
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  1. Bollywood Analysis and comments on this page is dedicated to providing the best way forward views on there working.

    Bollywood era is divided into rises of stars
    Specialy rajkapoor Dev sahab dileep bhai

    Then Big B the millennium Star & 1st khan’s , vinod mehara rishi sashi vinod khanna jitendra dharmendra
    Mithun raj babbar etc
    Sunny akshay ritik aJay ranveer & 2nd khan’s

    The same happened in singer’s era kishor Da lata ji to arjit shreya ghosal

    But I do agree level of movies is not up to the standard is not rated 5 however movie earnings 100 Cr marks.

    Low level of script poor acting by current generation actors is major issue with the audience.

    I even stop watching movies since long going only selective movie’s

    No doubt Hollywood is biggest influence of movie industry ????

  2. Sashi ji,
    Now let me analyze South made films. Loud, apalling acting, gaudy sets, horrible colors, mostly fat heroes and heroines…don’t compare with BOLLYWOOD bro! South superstars heroes are unacceptable in Bollywood and most of them who tried are flops!

    • It goes both ways. Bollywood heroes are flop in South. It actually shows Indian society is sexist misogynist chauvinist patriarchal, all India.

    • Ya Mithra ji , south side movies are not full of shit as well as north Indian movies are not full of gold. Just select the movies and see. South Side produced some of the Legends Like AR Rahman,SPB, Kamal Hasaan, Ilayaraja , Rajini Kanth ,Prabhu Deva. I strongly recommend to see K. Balachandar’s movies. Apart from that we ( south) do have Malayalam movies where as u said size of heroes and heroines doesn’t matter but story matters. And Your superstars will never shine here too .

  3. I think with gst and demonetisation the positive effects will be seen in a few years except for black marketeers corrupt businesses and tax non payers

  4. turn on channels like – max . star gold, etc movie channels and tv is flodded with dubbed south indian movies – all nonsence – Hero – gives one fight and villan is thrown away like stone particle and actress clapping hands — and singing songs with him . Hero gives slap to any one while travelling in trains on small incidences.
    and people clap hands ,

  5. It goes both ways. Bollywood heroes are flop in South. It actually shows Indian society is sexist misogynist chauvinist patriarchal, all India.

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