Recently, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Naayak and Mirchi had created big howl at the USA Box Office. But of late, Telugu movies are not trending well in America. Last week, it was Jabardasth, which failed to make its mark and was withdrawn from theatres before the end of the week. And this weekend another big release like Mr Pellikoduku has met the same fate at the ticket windows there.
Mr Pellikoduku, which is a remake of Hindi film Tanu Weds Manu, is one of the most-hyped movies of 2013. Despite having released in a record number of screens, the Sunil and Isha Chawla starrer has failed to make it big in the country. The movie has collected Rs 6.95 lakhs ($12,666) at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. It has become a big debacle there.
Whereas Mirchi, which was released on February 8, has continued to do well in the country and its occupancy is much better than the new release Mr Pellikoduku in its fourth weekend. The Prabhas-Anushka-Richa starrer film has collected $6,144 from 6 screens at the USA Box Office. Now, its 25-day collection is Rs 3.47 crores ($6,31,712).
Meanwhile, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, Naayak and Vishwaroopam (Telugu) are still running in a few screens in the country and doing fare business. In their eighth weekend, the Mahesh Babu-Venkatesh starrer has collected $720 from 2 screens, taking its total to Rs 8.99 crores ($16,37,700), while Ram Charan Teja starrer added $190 from screen to its total Rs 2.71 crores ($4,94,330). Whereas in its sixth weekend, Vishwaroopam (Telugu) has added $313 from 1 screen to its total Rs 1.10 crores ($2,00,011).