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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8CHENNAI EXPRESS (2013)

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan enjoys a huge fan following in the US. He has millions of fans there, who keep waiting for his films to release. And when a Shah Rukh Khan film releases there, it is like a celebration for his fans in the US market. So, it should not come as a surprise when most of his films go on to make stupendous collections in the market there. From ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham’ (2001) to ‘Om Shanti Om’ (2007), ‘My Name Is Khan’ (2010), many of his films have done phenomenal business in the country. His last film, which performed beyond expectation in the US market, was ‘Chennai Express’. Also starring Deepika Padukone, the movie was a huge box office success in overseas. The film had been allotted just 196 screens in the United States and, surprising one and all, earned $17.07M within 4 days of its release, including $1.1M in paid previews.

‘Chennai Express’ hit screens in the US market on the August 9, which was an Eid al Fitr holiday in the country. Coming from the house of Disney UTV, ‘Chennai Express’ bested the company’s own romantic comedy film ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (2013) as one of most successful films of 2013. Although ‘Chennai Express’ opened at No. 13 in the US market before making it to the top 10, it outperformed ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’, starring Ranbir Kapoor with Deepika Padukone, with a $2.225M gross on 196 screens. That made it the biggest Bollywood opener of all time in the United States, besting the record of ‘My Name Is Khan’ which also starred Shah Rukh Khan. What worked in the favor of the film was its weekend positioning, along with the presence of two heavyweights of Indian cinema, Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone.

TRIVIA: Before directing ‘Chennai Express’, filmmaker Rohit Shetty had made all his films with his longtime friend, Ajay Devgn. It was the first film where he cast SRK.

 

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49 COMMENTS

  1. Dude
    What’s South India or North India all one
    Indirectly you are putting racism comments
    Here they made return flight tickets to heroines before start of the shooting what’s that mean….they are perfectionist in all ways, exact timings, they do movies on time. Show me the same in Bollywood

  2. Almost i read each comment from the respective person viewpoint i found that we are lacking the basic idea about what movie and cinema is. Today in the world of competive market we the people have been seeing the movies and not actual cinema which is highly made for commercial gain and not for any informative purpose. If from my point of view i consider the cinema as the medium of language which can communicate you the causes and effects society is facing and shed them with proper solution to get rid of all irregularities. Few of the cinema (not movies) i watched like Bicycle Theives, Rosomon, Satyajit Ray’s films Pather panchali, anurag kashyap’s black friday, That girl in yellow boots have the ability to create a sense of knowledge through their approach by realism and trust me if anyone will go through those cinemas then we get to learn the bolloywood industry and even the vernacular industries like south etc are just showing us what is meant for nothing worthy. A boy fights for the girl with hundreds of people solely. Some songs Tu Haan Kar Ya Na Kar Tu Hai Meri Kiran, means what the hell the song meant ,whether u accept or reject you are mine Kiran at any cost such must are just a crap and cannot be considered as films.

    • Sir it’s not like everyone wants the same language you want to see. Yes Cinema is a way of reflecting society and it’s language , but you must not forget that afterall Cinema is for entertainment and for mass it’s just an 3 hrs of entertainment. Who will invest his money in a nonprofit business so commercial is not a bad thing we do have a choice to watch it or not . Ofcourse there are movies which depicts our society and they are also produced in due course along with the rest but u know it is liked by very few audience

      2ndly : The song ” Tu Haan kar ya na kar … ” From movie Darr started by Sarukh khan . It was a sense bro as the movie was based on a lunatic lover who was mad in onesided love of a girl and wanted her forcibly. That’s what the song also speaks about him.

  3. Hello Kumar Subham not all the films in the south were not crap and might if you saw director “Krish Jagarlamudi” movies you’ll know what a movie is how much influence to society and south movies some were deeply connected to society and also to get rid of insecurities like you’ve said and one thing Bahubali is not Bollywood movie it’s Native is from South Tollywood movie purely Telugu movie.

    • you first read the title and thus say who started the differences. “Bollywood FILMS WHICH…….” WHY NOT INDIAN FIMS WHICH MADE……..???

  4. bahubali movie is a big movies of tollywood
    but this is not look like mughleazam movie
    mughleazam movie is the beauty of Bollywood
    he has ruled to many heart

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