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.



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.



      • So what do you think, in a Hollywood movie, everyone is American – BS. Just read the names, most of the tech work is done in India. Main thing is that the director should have the vision after which he will engage whoever (s)he can. So stop demeaning the vision and the effort Bahubali team (any other Indian infact) put in. If that is so easy, why until now, Bollywood folks couldn’t even come up something closer to Bahubali?

        I was watching Russell Peters comedy show; he was right when he said Ter* hate America but Indians hate each other; it was funny the way he delivered but its bitter truth and very unfortunate.

      • Then it should be Bollywood n tollywood. That’s simply the way to educate people that there is not only Bollywood in India. One should learn giving credit too not always grabbing credit.

      • Yes….Mr Singh…Just doing bangra with khans and kapoors is not enough to collect 1000 crores in box office. All it gets is worth few coupons to Punjabi tandoor rotis:-)

  1. Have you watched Dangal ?
    I think it is a once in life Time morning movie .
    All Hollywood movies are also not great .
    Your comments are very poor tasted.

  2. south indian films are crap apart from nayakan dalpati a few kamal haasan lates 80s early 90s movies most of the movies especially last 10 years are all nonsense. I have see many of the dubbed crap being put on indian movie channels and your fight scenes melodrama cheap fire dialogues are crap. In fact they are so cringeworthy you wouldn’t dream of showing them to an international audience.

    • You are mistaken. Except a few like Bahubali, Robo and a few others, 99% of south indian hit movies were never dubbed into Hindi. Infact, Mallu industry is entirely diff than Tamil than Telugu. Kannada, except few, not many gr8 movies as I know. Forget about dubbing them into Hindi, most of the Mallu hit movies are not dubbed to Telugu and so on. So south folks themselves do not know the top movies in the other south movie industries. Northies are far off from even knowing them.

      If you have patience, and you got south friends from each of the states, ask them for core movies and try to watch with sub-titles. Then you’ll surely be amazed. Don’t commnt without knowledge. Half baked knowledge is not good.

  3. There is no competition for hollywood movies in US. NO body cares what Indian movie is playing except Indians or south asians . These movies are played in 2nd or 3rd grade movie theaters and the ticket prices are doubled and some time triple. They just cash in the caste craze of south Indians or movie craze of Indians in general. Any world class hollywood movie ticket price will not be more than $15 while Bahubali price was $45. How many Indians know about some chinese movies which grossed 3000 or 4000 crores. None. same is the case with our movies like Bahubali, No body else knows about them.


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