Telugu films are having a decent run at the US box office. Latest release iSmart Shankar had a so-so first weekend and Samantha’s Oh Baby is nearing the million dollar mark.
iSmart Shankar, starring Ram Pothineni in the lead role, received an OK response from overseas audience as it managed to collect $ 200K in its opening weekend. The commercial potboiler, directed by Puri Jagannadh, started off with $ 52K on premiers and 31K on Thursday. On Friday, the film maintained it hold with $42K. There is a slight uptick on Saturday as it collected $57K. With Sunday’s $ 24K, as of this writing, the film surpassed $ 200K. This is a moderate run for the genre and Puri’s not-so-impressive track record in overseas.
Samantha’s solo hit Oh Baby is still continuing its run at the US box office as it is nearing $ 1M mark. After pulling in $ 700K in first week $ 220K in second week, the film inched closer to the prestigious million dollar mark as it collected another $ 50K in the third weekend. The film has already emerged as a super hit in overseas.