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Mar 172014

Bollywood freak Sonam Kapoor got her comeuppance last weekend with her latest film Bewakoofiyaan faring miserably at the box office both in India and the U.S.

Bewakoofiyaan has turned in one of the worst performances we’ve seen in many years for a Bollywood film at the U.S. box office.

A talent for picking rotten films and a mouth cursed never to close, Sonam Kapoor has turned into Bollywood’s abominable freak and justly deserves this flop.

First, Bewakoofiyaan received the cold shoulder from several critics. And now comes the disastrous report at the box office

For the March 14-16, 2014 opening weekend, Bewakoofiyaan grossed a pitifully low $46,888 ($919 per screen).

Junk like Bewakoofiyaan ought not to be released on the big screen but shoved straight into the huge DVD bins at Walmart for 99-cents.

Bewakoofiyan Opening Weekend Box Office Report

Feb 242014

Bollywood film Highway, director Imtiaz Ali’s lift of the two-decade old Hollywood movie The Chase, has fared poorly at the U.S. box office.

For the opening February 21-23, 2014 weekend, Highway could manage a gross of only $286,495.

Highway’s opening weekend performance is pathetic for a Bollywood director of Imtiaz Ali’s stature.

Highway is Imtiaz Ali’s fifth film as director (his earlier films include Socha Na Tha, 2005; Jab We Met, 2007; Love Aaj Kal, 2009; and Rockstar, 2011).

Ali’s last film Rockstar grossed more than double the Highway numbers (Rockstar opening weekend: $612,235) at the U.S. box office.

To Imtiaz’ mortification, Highway has done worse than even the recent Hindi film Hasee Toh Phasee from debutant director Vinil Mathew.

Here’s how Highway fared at the U.S. box office for the opening weekend compared to a few prominent Bollywood films:

Highway U.S. Box Office Report

Related Highway Stories:
Highway – Highway Robbery of The Chase
Highway Review – Delightful Bollywood Aberration
Jan 272014

Inshallah, Jai Ho will be the beginning of the end for Salman Khan.

One of the silliest Bollywood movies in recent times, Jai Ho opened to a lukewarm response in the U.S.

Part of the reason could be the lousy weather in the Northeast but I think a more likely reason is that desis in the U.S. are getting sick of the garbage Salman Khan shovels at them with monotonous frequency.

For the opening January 24-26, 2014 weekend in the U.S., Jai Ho grossed $840,506 from 195 screens.

Average gross per screen for Jai Ho was $4,310, the lowest after Veer (2010).

Here’s how Jai Ho fared at the U.S. box office compared to a few prominent Bollywood films:

Jai Ho U.S. Box Office Report

Jai Ho’s miserable performance at the U.S. box office is the lowest for a Salman Khan movie in recent years! :)

One can only pray that this trend continues and heralds the long overdue end of Salman Khan’s reign in Bollywood.

Salman Khan Movies U.S. Box Office Report

Related Jai Ho Stories:
Jail Ho Review – Intolerable Garbage
Dec 222013

Tell me the movies people watch and I’ll tell you what kind of people they are.

Take for instance Dhoom 3, the latest in a long line of mediocre offerings from Bollywood.

In a brazen acknowledgment of their classlessness, Indian-Americans swarmed to the theatres this weekend to gawk at Aamir and Katrina in Dhoom 3, the junk some viewers see as inspired by the Hollywood flick The Prestige.

Here are the U.S. box office estimates for Dhoom 3 provided by boxofficemojo for the opening December 20-22, 2013 weekend:

Dhoom 3 Box Office Report

Dhoom 3 Related Content:
Dhoom 3 Review – 2 Aamir Khans Double the Tedium
Chutiyas Think Aamir Khan Can Dance
Nov 182013

I’m pleased as punch!

So pleased and thrilled that I’ve opened a bottle of Soju to celebrate, my poor health notwithstanding.

Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s lovely film Ram Leela has done remarkably well at the U.S. box office.

Pssst, Ram Leela has done better than even the super-hero film Krrish 3.

For the opening November 15-17, 2013 weekend, Ram Leela raked in $1.45 million at the U.S. box office!

Ram Leela is a fine film and deserves all the accolades and riches at the box office.

As the peerless SI wrote last week after watching Ram Leela at a theatre on the U.S. East Coast:

The genius of Ram Leela director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is to Indianize and contemporarize Shakespeare’s eternal love saga Romeo and Juliet, and meld it with nonpareil visual imagery, decent acting and above average music.

If you haven’t watched Ram Leela, all I can say is you’re missing out on the rare Bollywood film worth watching.

Here’s how Ram Leela fared at the U.S. box office compared to a few prominent Bollywood films:

Ram Leela Opening Weekend U.S. Box Office Report

Related Content:
Ram Leela Review – Now I Can Die in Peace For I’ve Seen a Bollywood Class Act
Nov 042013

Hrithik Roshan’s Diwali release Krrish 3 has not set the box office on fire in the U.S.

The movie, produced and directed by Hrithik’s papa Rakesh Roshan, took in a mere million dollars in its opening November 1-3, 2013 weekend.

Average gross of just $5,046 per screen is likely turning Hrithik and his father toward suicidal thoughts!

Krrish 3 had a wide release in the U.S., debuting on 208 screens.

Krrish 3 was hit by mostly critical reviews and likely suffered from lack of strong word of mouth.

Here’s how Krrish 3 did in the U.S. vis-a-vis some prominent Bolltwood films:

Krrish 3 U.S. Box Office Report

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Krrish 3 Review – Best Krrish
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