Irrfan Khan’s The Lunchbox is North America’s top Hindi film of 2014

Published: April 11, 2014
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Irrfan Khan as Saajan. Photo by Michael Simmonds, inThe Lunchbox. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

VANCOUVER DESI

Bollywood’s award winning drama The Lunchbox has become North America’s highest-grossing Hindi film so far this year.

According to Box Office Guru, the film, which stars Irrfan Khan – known for his Hollywood roles in Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire – and directed by Ritesh Batra, has grossed $1. 45 million, surpassing both Salman Khan’s action picture Jai Ho and Kangana Ranaut’s sleeper hit Queen.

Going on its seventh weekend since its U.S. release, the film is playing in 129 locations and is the only Hindi film of 2014 to reach the nationwide top 20 box office chart.

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