Love Aaj Kal Storms U.S. Box Office

Love Aaj Kal Holds Up Well at Box Office


Desis in the U.S. have heartily given a big thumbs up to Love Aaj Kal.

The Bollywood romance debuted at No-15 for the July 31-Augut 2, 2009 weekend here.

In its opening weekend, Love Aaj Kal grossed an impressive $1.24 million.

The average gross per theatre was $12,174.

Here’s how Love Aaj Kal (distributed by Eros) fared compared to a few other prominent Bollywood movies in the opening weekend at the U.S. box office:

Love Aaj Kal Box Office Report

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10 Responses to "Love Aaj Kal Storms U.S. Box Office"

  1. sadumon4u   August 4, 2009 at 12:05 am

    please watch this and put the review. All the reviewers have given this film a thumps up. Am eagerly waiting for your review. Responds:

    Parkalam (we’ll see).

  2. gnair91   August 4, 2009 at 6:27 am

    planning on catching it? Responds:

    Probably not.

  3. arshadsod   August 4, 2009 at 7:26 am

    SI, why u didn’t review Love Aaj Kal ? how can we know whther this fiim is good or not from your review Responds:

    You write: how can we know whther this fiim is good or not

    Indian movies are like buying a lottery ticket – 99.99999% of the time you lose.

  4. shadowfax_arbit   August 4, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    It has stormed Indian box office as well…. Responds:


    BTW, Netflix has mailed us Alaipayuthe..should reach us tomorrow or day after.

  5. shadowfax_arbit   August 5, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Nice. Awaiting your review then. Based on your review I can figure out your age bcoz Alaipayuthe is strictly for teens and newly married 🙂 Responds:

    We’ve already said that we’re passing through our autumn years.

  6. SRINIVAS   August 5, 2009 at 6:15 am

    Love Aaj Kal is a so so movie ….better than the trash that is dished out ….. Responds:

    Saif is now talking of the movie bringing a total of Rs 100 cr (including satellite rights)

  7. Malika S   August 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    It’s the second weekend that tells the whole story. Like compare Singh is kinng and ghajini. Ghajini opened with around 767000 whereas Sik opened with around 1.15 million. Ghajini grossed way higher than sik overall. Here is the top 10 highest grossing Indian movies in US:
    1)om shanti om
    2)jodha Akbar
    3)kabhi alvida na kehna
    4)veer zaara
    9)lage raho munna bhai
    10) Rang de basanti

    so let’s see how high love aaj kal grosses. Responds:

    1. You write: Ghajini opened with around 767000 whereas Sik opened with around 1.15 million

    Factually right but methodologically wrong.

    Not a valid comparison because Ghajini opened on Dec 24 and did $620,675 on Dec 24 & Dec 25 alone and another $766,859 over the next three days.

    2. Except Veer Zaara and Devdas, we’ve seen all the movies in your above list.

    Dhoom 2 (may dislike even this one if we were to watch it today) was slick but the rest were junk.

    One of these days we’ll make a table (like you’ve done above) and include the total U.S. box office numbers alongside.

    For those who are curious, that piece of trash Om Shanti Om did $3.597 million total in the U.S.

  8. Malika S   August 6, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Well I still disagree with your methodological point but you can take other movies as an example if you aren’t satisfied with ghajini and sik comparison such as veerzaara vs sik or dhoom2 vs sik opening etc… Rest dhoom2 was plain junk my friend. There was nothing slick about the movie. Definitely all the top 10 are plain piece of shit movies. Responds:

    You write: Definitely all the top 10 are plain piece of shit movies.

    And to think these 10 flicks are the ‘big’ movies from Bollywood.

    No surprise that no one takes Bollywood seriously outside of India and the diaspora.

  9. the gora   August 7, 2009 at 1:33 am

    I went and saw Love Aaj Kal today. It wasn’t half bad. Still some holes here and there in the organization, plot, music and acting (no I’m not being facetious and yes I know you’re going to say well that’s basically the entire composition of the movie), but overall better than anything I’ve seen since Fanaa and that was 3 years ago. Still, not even close to Fanaa, but I wasn’t disappointed and wouldn’t ask for my money back. This was a step in the right direction, especially for Deepika, after the horror show that was Chandni Chowk to China.

    I’d disagree with Malika S on Veer-Zaara. Devdas was crap, but Veer-Zaara is one of the best Bollywood movies I’ve seen. The music/sound track is one of the best I’ve heard as well. I don’t think there’s a single bad song on there. Responds:

    With so much noise about Love Aaj Kal, we just might, might see it this weekend.

  10. rakeshbaba   September 19, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    please give the review of kannada film “mungaru male”,”the great escape” and “the shawshank redemption” Responds:

    Tired…but we’ll see if we can watch Mungaru Male later today. Purchased the DVD recently in VA.

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