Sudigadu, which is an adaptation of hit Tamil film Tamizh Padam, has registered a decent response and fetched smart figures from the limited number of screens at the USA Box Office. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, the Telugu film has raked in Rs 24.55 lakhs ($ 44,255) from its screening in the country on Thursday and Friday. This is one of the best openings for a Telugu movie in recent times.
Except Julayi, Eega and Gabbar Singh, no other Telugu movie has received such a good response at the USA Box Office in recent months. Ravi Teja's Devudu Chesina Manushulu had collected Rs 3.48 lakhs ($ 6,288) from 29 screens on the first day. Onamalu had grossed Rs 1.80 lakhs ($ 3,243) in the first weekend. Adhinayakudu had raked in Rs 5.45 lakhs ($9,844) on its opening day in the country. Sudigadu has beaten the collection record of all these movies at the USA Box Office.
However, Sudigadu registered an average of 70% to 90% occupancy in the theatres across India. As per T-Town trade experts' records, Allari Naresh and Monal Gajjar starrer comedy flick has collected approximately Rs 5 crores at the Indian Box Office and its performance is far better than that of several Telugu films of 2012.