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Last Updated 09.03.2021 | 12:03 PM IST



Punjabi films on a roll

By Bollywood Hungama News Network

Boxoffice can be most unpredictable and that's the beauty of the business. The SUPERB business of LOVE PUNJAB & ARDAAS proves this statement true. Punjabi film LOVE PUNJAB has not only overtaken

*opening weekend biz* of AIRLIFT in Australia and New Zealand, but also BAJIRAO MASTANI there.

The Top 3 openers [opening weekend biz] of 2016 in AUSTRALIA:

1. Love Punjab

2. Ardaas

3. Airlift

Note: First two are Punjabi films.

Weekend: 11 March - 13 March, 2016

United States of America

RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross ($)ScreensTotal Gross ($)Total Gross (INR)
28Love Punjab (Punjabi)11,74,468361,74,4681.18 crores
34Ardaas (Punjabi)11,41,493301,41,49394.95 lacs
44Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (Tamil)187,1125099,69566.9 lacs
52Neerja458,4593813,78,8649.26 crores
56Kalyana Vaibhogame (Telugu)246,656282,27,0921.53 crores
69Jai Gangaajal218,635261,42,11295.36 lacs
71Maheshinte Prathikaaram (Malayalam)316,8191770,23847.13 lacs
80Tuntari (Telugu)112,1143016,88211.33 lacs
83Kshanam (Telugu)310,492111,30,81987.78 lacs
95Action Hero Biju (Malayalam)65,993101,24,36383.45 lacs
116Vettah (Malayalam)11,50511,6351.1 lacs
121Shivalinga (Kannada)31,04038,3585.61 lacs
123Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gadha (Telugu)593137,72,4825.19 crores
129First Rank Raju (Kannada)265137,4825.03 lacs
135Airlift8578118,58,24312.47 crores
146Pichaikkaran (Tamil)225021,2590.85 lacs
157Sethupathi (Tamil)469164,38743.21 lacs
165Pokkiri Raja (Tamil)21814,0922.75 lacs

Note: Some screens yet to report.


RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross (US$)ScreensTotal Gross (US$)Total Gross (INR)
7Love Punjab (Punjabi)12,51,711132,51,7111.69 crores
37Neerja410,54272,68,4521.81 crores
41Jai Gangaajal28,8621241,62727.94 lacs
51Channo Kamli Yaar Di (Punjabi)43,10122,96,8492 crores

United Kingdom and Ireland

RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross (£)ScreensTotal Gross (£)Total Gross (INR)
17Ardaas (Punjabi)171,1341071,87569.24 lacs
24Love Punjab (Punjabi)133,514533,51432.29 lacs
29Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (Tamil)116,5382316,53815.94 lacs
36Neerja49,227162,74,6122.65 crores
48Jai Gangaajal25,376735,61734.31 lacs
49Maheshinte Prathikaaram (Malayalam)25,2742932,43731.25 lacs
60Puthiya Niyamam (Malayalam)12,541192,5412.45 lacs
62Action Hero Biju (Malayalam)32,5081432,62031.43 lacs
101Sanam Teri Kasam6582588,14384.91 lacs
145Bajirao Mastani13159214,10,51813.59 crores
149Fitoor513242,54,4782.46 crores
160Airlift810014,48,0274.32 crores
174Charlie (Malayalam)1042160,24958.04 lacs
178Pokkiri Raja (Tamil)233110,42610.05 lacs
179Mastizaade733129,45128.38 lacs
181Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3828135,41234.12 lacs


RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross (A$)ScreensTotal Gross (A$)Total Gross (INR)
7Love Punjab (Punjabi)14,06,601274,06,6012.07 crores
13Ardaas (Punjabi)12,12,583152,13,2521.09 crores
30Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (Tamil)133,620633,62017.08 lacs
54Neerja46,08773,07,8231.57 crores
55Jai Gangaajal25,079746,57823.66 lacs
77Kaakkaa Muttai (Tamil)171,084185,26443.31 lacs
96Channo Kamli Yaar Di (Punjabi)418711,22,02461.98 lacs

New Zealand

RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross (NZ$)ScreensTotal Gross (NZ$)Total Gross (INR)
6Love Punjab (Punjabi)11,14,80381,14,80351.91 lacs
11Ardaas (Punjabi)151,661951,66123.36 lacs
28Jai Gangaajal28,239433,80815.29 lacs
39Neerja42,789880,62536.46 lacs


RankMovieWeekendWeekend Gross (MYR)ScreensTotal Gross (MYR)Total Gross (INR)
13Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (Tamil)152,2111452,2118.56 lacs
17Pokkiri Raja (Tamil)212,206651,5048.44 lacs
18Pichaikkaran (Tamil)28,724322,6143.71 lacs
19Sowcarpettai (Tamil)167,152662,90810.31 lacs

Note: Reported screens only.

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