The two-week-old Punjabi movie "Bambukat" witnessed a steep decline at the overseas box office in the third weekend and its collection was affected by new releases "Rustom," "Mohenjo Daro," and "Babu Bangaram."
"Bambukat" was released in over 65 screens in the key international markets on July 29 and made a decent collection at the overseas box office in the first week. Since there was no new big ticket release in its second week, the movie managed to retain all the theatres and did well at the overseas box office. The trade experts predicted that its dream run would be halted by the new releases.
Much-hyped and highly-awaited Indian movies like "Rustom," "Mohenjo Daro" and "Babu Bangaram" forced out "Bambukat" from many screens in its third week. They also took a toll on its collection, by becoming first choice for most of the viewers. When compared to its second weekend business, the film witnessed over 60 percent drop in its collection in the third weekend.
"Bambukat" has collected approximately $75,070 at the overseas box office in its third weekend and its 17-day international total has $1,534,364. The Ammy Virk and Binnu Dhillon-starrer has become the fifth Punjabi movie to surpass the $1.5 million mark in the international markets in the year 2016. Here are its area-wise collection figures.
|County||Screen||Weekend 2||Total Gross||INR|
|USA||13||$12,682||$354,032||Rs 2.37 crore|
|Canada||11||US$40,177||US$635,536||Rs. 4.25 crore|
|UK||7||Â£9,809||Â£109,265||Rs. 94.52 lakh|
|Australia||13||A$10,373||A$487,146||Rs. 2.50 crore|
|New Zeland||2||NZ$2,002||NZ$35,934||Rs. 17.26 lakh|
"Bambukat" is a romantic comedy film, which has been written by Jass Grewal and directed by Pankaj Batra. Set in a village in Punjab, the movie is about Channan (Ammy Virk), who ferries his love interest around on his bicycle until a wealthy man arrives with a motorbike. Channan realises he has to upgrade his ride or risk losing the woman he loves. How he does it forms a laugh riot.