Nani’s latest release Gang Leader has posted decent numbers in the first weekend at the US box office. Notwithstanding the low ratings, the fun-filled entertainer has received adequate footfalls to notch up close to $ 725K by the end of Sunday. But, the film might fall way short of the break even as it needs to collect more than $ 1.5 M to put the buyers in safe zone.
Gang Leader took a moderate start with $ 200K from Thursday premiers which is the second career best for Nani. With the mixed reports and reviews, trade circles predicted that the film might fizzle out in the weekend. However, Nani’s craze in audience and adequate fun factor in the film ensured that the film perform decently in the weekend to earn respectable gross. On Friday, Gang Leader collected an ordinary $ 149K and had a good Saturday with $ 257K. With Sunday’s $ 120K, the film surpassed the $ 700K mark.
Vikram Kumar’s flat narration proved to be a liability for Gang Leader but Nani’s one man show managed to hold the interest of audience to some extent. The film might surpass the million dollar mark in its full run which might not be sufficient to be termed as a hit film.