Annabelle Record Breaking Opening Push Toilet at Number Two.

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.

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