Kapoor & Sons – Since 1921, starring Sidharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Fawad Khan, and Rishi Kapoor, has generated the biggest Bollywood opening weekend of the year in North America, grossing an estimated $965,000 over the March 18 – 20 period. The acclaimed Karan Johar production from Fox Star Studios and Dharma Productions beat out the $878,000 debut weekend of Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, which previously held the record for 2016.
The Times of India gave Kapoor & Sons four stars, stating “Wicked, witty and wise, ‘Kapoor & Sons’ does Karan Johar proud!” Bollywood Hungama also gave a four-star review remarking “’Kapoor & Sons’ makes for an excellent movie that you must watch with your entire family!”
Filmfare exclaimed “there’s no way on earth you should miss this movie,” while Firstpost said “this endearing flick gives ‘Neerja’ competition for Best Hindi film of 2016.”
Kapoor & Sons is now playing in 143 theaters across North America.