Megastar Chiranjeevi’s tentpole film SyeRaa Narasimha Reddy has underperformed in North America on premiers day as it failed to surpass recent Telugu biggie Saaho despite creating a huge buzz. Trade circles expected SyeRaa to rake in more than a million dollars because of the strong pre-sales and terrific buzz among overseas audience. However, the Surender Reddy directional just managed to garner $ 857K from its Tuesday premiers.
SyeRaa is now the seventh biggest opener in North America and also Chiranjeevi’s second-best after Khaidi No 150 which had collected $ 1.3M on its premiers day. SyeRaa film failed to breach the collections of Spyder and Saaho which stood in fifth and sixth places after Baahubali 2, Agnyathavaasi and Baahubali. None of the recent Telugu films managed to see profits in USA. SyeRaa got good ratings and encouraging word of mouth from audience. It all depends on how the film performs from here on till the first weekend.
Ram Charan’s lavish production values blended with Surrender Teddy’s adrenaline-pumping war episodes and Chiru’s standout performance are the biggest assets for the film.