Sankranthi big ticket films NTR Kathanayakudu and VVR are having a pathetic run at the US box office in the first weekend. Meanwhile, F2 – Fun and Frustration, the dark horse of the season which released today, took a solid start there with good number from premiers.
F2 is off to a promising start with $ 250K from Friday premiers. The fun filled trailers and teasers have generated a good buzz in overseas audience and resulted in strong advance bookings. Surprisingly, F2 has surpassed the first day numbers of Ram Charan’s VVR just with its premiers numbers. Venky’s craze among audience and Anil Ravipudi’s decent track record helped the film bigtime. The reviews and mouth talk are encouraging and the film is expected have a solid run in overseas.
Balakrishna’s NTR Kathanayakudu, which started decently with close to half million dollars from premiers, is badly under performing in the first weekend despite good reviews. By the end of today, the total gross stands at $ 707K. The film needs to gross more than $ 2.2M to break even and it looks improbable.
Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama is having a awful run as the total gross is $ 212K by the end of its first day including premiers. Despite scoring a blockbuster with his last film, Charan couldn’t draw decent openings as Boyapati Srinu factor and poor reviews are affecting the film bigtime. Going by its current run, it looks like the film will be one of the biggest disasters in recent times.
Tamil biggie Rajinikanth’s Petta has surpassed the million dollar mark ( Telugu and Tamil) by the end of three days.