The Lunchbox tops US Box office charts
Ritesh Batra’s much-appreciated directorial debut The Lunchbox continues to break records at the American counters. The unique romance starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur, which has received glowing reviews from all quarters, has turned out to be a giant at the US box office and has booked a place in the list of Top 5 highest grossing Indian movies of all time.
Collecting more than $4 million, and still counting, The Lunchbox just went past the collections of My Name Is Khan and leaving it trail behind at the US box office and placed itself with biggies like Chennai Express, 3 idiots, Dhoom:3 in the top 5 highest grossing films while Monsoon Wedding continues its run on top of the charts.
The performance by The Lunchbox not only in the US but also in other foreign territories is also a big victory for the sustained efforts by the film’s Indian producer Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment. She was instrumental in not only getting the project rolling but also garnering support from other key stakeholders of the film.
“We have seen in the past that while some of the festival favorites get great reviews, they don’t do that well at the theatres. But The Lunchbox has been a great commercial success and the new benchmark for all of us going forward,” says Guneet.