We all know that the scope or the boundary of Bollywood films is growing day by day. Hindi films with good contents and star faces are doing great business in the overseas market. The top areas or countries where Bollywood films fetched huge collections are the US, Canada and UAE.
Hindi Films Which Made It To The US Box Office Top 10
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Written and directed by filmmaker Karan Johar, the film turned out to be the major commercial success, both domestically and internationally, with a lifetime gross of 1.35 billion (US$21 million). The total gross of the movie in the US market was estimated to be $3,097,000. Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were in the leading roles.
Monsoon Wedding raked in a whopping figure of $13 million from its theatrical release in the US. Yes, you read it right. The film won the Golden Lion award, the highest prize at the Venice Film Festival 2001.
Om Shanti Om
Om Shanti Om is estimated to mint more than $3.6 million in the US. The movie was made at a budget of Rs. 33. 5 crores and went on to collect Rs. 150 crores worldwide.
3 Idiots became the highest grossing Indian language film in North America, beating Deepa Mehta’s “Water” (2005) by about 10 percent.
My Name Is Khan
My Name is Khan shattered US box office record as it breached the $2 million mark faster than the earlier record holder “3 Idiots”. The movie grossed almost Rs. 200 crore from the overseas market and became the highest-grossing Bollywood film overseas at that time.