Compared to Jodhaa Akbar (Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai) and Om Shanti Om (Shahrukh Khan-Deepika Padukone), Race has not done that well in the opening March 21-23, 2008 weekend at the U.S. box office.
According to the March 21-23 weekend box office numbers, Race grossed $802,254 and came in at No-18 at the U.S. box office.
In their opening weekends, Jodhaa Akbar grossed $1.3 million while Om Shanti Om grossed $1.76 million. Om Shanti Om debuted at No-11 and Jodhaa Akbar at No-19.
Released in 96 theaters in the U.S., Race had an average gross per theater of $8,356, which again was much lower than Jodhaa Akbar and Om Shanti Om.
Jodhaa Akbar released in 100 theaters and its average gross per theater was $13,000 in the opening weekend. Om Shanti Om came out with a bang in 114 theaters and had an average gross per theater of $15,474 in the first weekend.
Of course, Jodhaa Akbar and Om Shanti Om had bigger stars in Hrithik Roshan and Shahrukh Khan respectively.
In contrast, Race had a bunch of B-grade stars like Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.