Punjabi movie "Bambukat" has turned out to be another big money spinner at the overseas box office and the film has topped the business chart in Canada and Australia, beating "Dishoom."
"Bambukat" is one of the much-hyped Punjabi movies of 2016 and it was released in a limited number of cinema halls in key international markets like the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia and New Zealand on July 29. The movie opened to a good response and maintained rock-steady over the weekend.
"Bambukat" has collected US$162,384 (Rs. 1.09 crore) from 24 screens at the U.S. box office in the first weekend. The movie has landed at the fourth spot in the U.S. business chart for Indian movies, while "Dishoom," "Pelli Choopulu" and "Kabali" graced first, second and third positions, respectively. Its per-screen average is much bigger than that of the top three movies in the countries.
"Bambukat" has collected US$203,747 (Rs. 1.37 crore) from 11 screens at the Canada box office in the first weekend. The movie has grossed A$239,887 (Rs. 1.22 crore) from 17 screens at the Australia box office in its opening weekend. The film has topped the collection chart for Indian movies in both the countries, beating all new and old releases.
The Pankaj Batra-directed movie has collected US$39,595 (Rs. 35 lakh) from 8 screens at the UK box office in the first weekend. It has landed at the second spot, while "Dishoom" topped the business chart for the Indian films in the country. "Bambukat" has raked in NZ$1,648 (Rs. 0.8 lakh from 5 screens at the New Zealand box office in the first weekend and graced third place in the chart.
"Bambukat" has collected approximately $601,488 (Rs. 4.03 crore) from 65 screens at the overseas box office in the first weekend. Its per-screen average is on par with new Bollywood release "Dishoom." However, the John Abraham and Varun Dhavan-starrer has collected approximately $2 million from 220 screens at the international box office in the opening weekend.