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Bollywood Hindi Film The Lunchbox Top Foreign Film at US Box Office in 2014

The Lunchbox poster

“The Lunchbox” has become 2014’s top foreign film at US Box-Office. Starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, the film is produced by Guneet Monga, Anurag Kashyap and Arun Rangachari.

Guneet Monga, co-founder, Sikhya Entertainment and CEO, Anurag Kashyap Films Pvt. Ltd. has produced notable films like Gangs of Wasseypur-1&2 and Aiyyaa. Guneet’s first International film Kaviwas nominated for 2012 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film and won the Student Academy Award for its Narration. She is known for her impeccable work and has made a significant impact on the film Industry.

The Hollywood Reporter called her the most prolific producer of a new wave of cinema. India Today credited her for giving a facelift to independent cinema, and bridging ‘the gap between Indian films and foreign buyers and distributors’. The Indian Film Festival at Los Angeles (IFFLA) has honoured her for the Sixth Annual Industry Leadership Award (ILA). She was also named asone of the top 12 women achievers in the Global Entertainment industry.

‘The Lunchbox’ received widespread critical acclaim and was a part of the International Critics’ Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The film has been a surprise Box-Office phenomenon in India and has also received immense appreciation overseas.

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Box Office Report Already on its Way to Set New Records

This week’s new releases, PURANI JEANS, KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE, ANGRY YOUNG MAN, KAHIN HAI MERA PYAAR and THE DIRTY MMS, have all been dominated by the Hollywood venture, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 (released on Thursday), which may well see a first day record for a Hollywood film in India, aided by a holiday in most parts of India on 1st May.
Coming back to the Hindi films, very much as we had indicated in our weekly box-office report, it was a straight battle between Eros’ PURANI JEANS and the Vijay Raaz and Manu Rishi starrer KYA DILLI KYA LAHORE, for the top position, though the opening is nothing to write home about!
Meanwhile, last week was dominated by Kangana Ranaut’s REVOLVER RANI which netted 9-10 crore during its opening week from India, while Subhash Ghai’s KAANCHI was in the 4-5 crore range. The Rajshri venture SAMRAT & CO was much lower at around 2-2.5 crore.
Concluding with Arjun-Alia’s 2 STATES, the film maintained very well during the second outing, thus netting 85-86 crore in two weeks from India and may just sneak through to a super hit status, based on the worldwide run.