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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7THE LUNCHBOX (2013)

‘The Lunchbox’, one of the sweetest and simplest stories ever told on celluloid, has won millions of hearts across the globe since its release. Featuring a bunch of brilliant performers like Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in important roles, the movie launched the career of Ritesh Batra as a filmmaker. ‘The Lunchbox’ was a box office success in India and it also did fantastic business in the United States where it made it to the US box office top ten. The movie collected more than $4 million within days of its release in the country and was listed in the Top 5 highest grossing Indian movies of all time at the US Box Office. In the United States, the movie grossed $4.23 million, and was 2014’s third highest grossing foreign film behind Cantinflas and PK.

‘The Lunchbox’ had a very niche theme, which many things worked in the favor of the movie. When it released, it received an overwhelming response first from critics and then the audiences. Despite getting a very limited screen count of approximately 400 screens all over India, the film did extremely well for itself. Like India, its screen count was not good even in the United States. But the content of the film was so strong and appealing that people could not stop themselves from watching the film. A simple story told without any shenanigans tugged the right chord of the audience. It was one of those rare films where the audience rooted for the lead pair to come together, despite knowing it would not happen. Powered by a strong story and outstanding performances, ‘The Lunchbox’ melted and, at the same time, won everyone’s hearts. An independent film directed by Ritesh Batra with its making cost shared by the producers of France and Germany and, of course, India surprised one and all. It was perhaps the first time when a film was being jointly produced by 8 studios, including DAR motion pictures, UTV Motion Pictures, Dharma Productions, Sikhya Entertainment, NFDC (India), ROH Films (Germany), ASAP Films (France), and the Cine Mosaic (United States).

TRIVIA: ‘The Lunchbox’ was India’s official entry to the BAFTA Awards, 2015. However, the film could not win any award.

 

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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