Director SS Rajamouli's latest Telugu movie Eega, which was released on July 5 in the USA, has received an overwhelming response at the collection centres in the country. The film has even beaten the Bollywood film Bol Bachchan there. But the makers of the film do not seem to be satisfied with it. They have decided to increase the number of screens in the country.
Eega has reportedly been released on 31 screens, while its Tamil version Naan Ee hit 8 screens in the USA. On many screens, the movie has only one show a day. According to reports, this disappointed the producer of Eega, who wanted to release it on more number of screens, but could not do so due to unavailability of cinema halls.
Reports suggest that Eega was not released in a few potential stations like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami, Kansas City, Denver, etc., on Tuesday, 10 July. It was due to The Amazing Spider Man and The Avengers, which have occupied most of the screens as it was a long weekend (US Independence Day). Moreover, Eega has only one show a day in places like Detroit, where a big Telugu cinema will have at least 3 shows a day.
Eega has collected Rs 3.64 crores at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. The per screen average collection of Eega is not only higher than any other big Telugu, Tamil and Bollywood film, but also other Hollywood films. Reports reveal that Eega's screen average (17,000) is much higher than that of The Amazing Spider Man, Dabangg (12,664) and Dookudu (12,444) in the first weekend.
However, Eega producers have now planned to release it in 20 more centers in USA on 13 July. Another good news is that they will also increase the number of shows in several business centers like Detroit. It is expected to continue its rocking collection in the USA. But this Friday, another big Bollywood film Coctail is hitting the screens. Now, it should be seen whether Eega will beat this film also at the USA Box Office.