Annabelle Creation led the weekend followed by Toilet and fellow newcomer Bareilly Ki Barfi. The film pulled in biggest ever opening for Hollywood Horror besting The Conjuring 2 (2016). Overall Top 5 accumulated ₹71.5cr over weekend, down 37% from last weekend. Not going for the drop, this was one of the better weekend of Summer 2017.
Annabelle Creation was #1 film this weekend with ₹24.74cr or $3.86mn FSS on 1159 sites. This is the 2nd biggest weekend frame for a Hollywood Horror behind The Conjuring 2’s ₹26.8cr. However including previews this number boost to ₹28.23cr. Opening is strong enough to cross the lifetime collection of Annabelle (2014)’s ₹17.2cr. Numbers are good but weekend multiplier of 4.3 times is even better. Horror genre isn’t Pro Box Office in India with only 4 films grossing ₹50cr till date. From here, even in worst case, this film is going to be the 5th.
Toilet Ek Prem Katha fell 67% from 1st weekend, making it #2 this weekend in India. Film grossed ₹22.57cr taking its 10 days cume up at ₹136.03cr. On Friday, looked like, it will wrap around ₹150cr but Saturday and Sunday made ground for couple of more crores. Film is currently 8th Biggest Akshay Kumar grosser, will probably close at 4th.
Internationally, film is a sophomore affair with $4mn or ₹25.5cr cume till 2nd weekend. Best performance has come in North America where it grossed $1.37mn so far followed by $1.1mn in Middle East. Film stands at ₹161.53cr globally and will probably close at ₹190cr.
Bareilly Ki Barfi took #3, performing satisfactory over weekend with ₹14.4cr Gross. This is par last year’s Happy Bhagg Jayegi’s ₹14.73cr with similar costs. If film is able to hold for next 2 weeks, it can emerge a success, though economically it’s already in black. Film grossed $750k or ₹4.85cr approx internationally, giving it global weekend of ₹19.25cr.
Among other notables, Nene Raju Nene Mantri & VIP 2 were #4 and #5 with ₹5.5cr and ₹4.75cr respectively. Jaya Janaki Nayaka was just outside Top 5 with ₹4.25cr. 10 days figures for three are ₹31.5cr, ₹30.5cr and ₹29.5cr respectively. Internationally, VIP 2 lead comfortably with $2.3mn against $760k of NRNM.
Concluding with, Jab Harry Met Sejal become 26th Bollywood and 12th SRK film to gross $10mn Overseas. This is 10th consecutive SRK film to do so, since 2010. Dangal released in Turkey and debuted at #5 grossing $57k on 157 locations. Film releases in Hong Kong this weekend where it will add more bucks to its International cume. Currently its International cume stands at $214mn approx.