Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s much-anticipated motion picture PADMAAVAT has just broken the record for the all-time biggest opening weekend for any Bollywood film in North America grossing $4.4 million over its three-day Friday-to-Sunday debut period and $4.9 million over the four-day Thursday-to-Sunday span. The previous record was held by Aamir Khan’s 2014 film PK which had an opening weekend of $3.6 million over three days. Khan’s recent hit Dangal held the extended opening weekend record with $4.1 million over its first five days, which PADMAAVAT also beat.
Starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor, the acclaimed film also set a new record for the biggest single day gross of all-time for a Bollywood movie making $1.85 million on Saturday, January 27. Most Hindi films do not gross that much during their entire runs in North America.
PADMAAVAT is now playing in 326 cinemas across the United States and Canada in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D formats.