US box office : Saaho gets an average start

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Prabhas starrer Saaho, which was expected to take a strong opening in overseas, got off to a disappointing start with average numbers from its Thursday premiers. As there are heavy expectations in audience, trade circles have predicted that the film will effortlessly surpass the million dollar mark. But, the overseas distributor has messed up with his poor planning and this has adversely impacted the premiers numbers. Now, Saaho stands at all time top 6th highest opener in overseas.

The Sujeeth directional managed to collect $ 862K from 312 Locations and stood behind Baahubali 2, Agnyathavaasi, Baahubali , Khaidi No 150 and Spyder. The Hindi and Tamil versions didn’t contribute much to the tally due to cancellation of shows in many areas. As a result of this, Saaho failed to earn a respectable gross on its premiers day. On Friday, the film notched up $ 500K and it is likely to end to close to $ 1.5 M by the end of first day. Considering the hype and buzz before the film’s release, this is an underwhelming start for Saaho.

Saaho need to have a very strong weekend to go anyway closer to breakeven mark. The word of mouth and web reviews are very pathetic. We have to wait and see how it fares on Saturday and Sunday which are very crucial for its trade prospects.

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