Naga Chaitanya’s family entertainer Shailaja Reddy Alludu ( SRA ) and Samantha’s thriller U Turn clashed at box office on Vinayaka Chaviti.
In overseas, SRA had a below par run in the first weekend. The film gave career best openings for Naga Chaitanya with $ 107K from Wednesday premiers. But, the weak reviews and average word of mouth impacted the film’s collections in the first weekend as it managed to collect a mediocre $ 360K till now. Maruthi’s flat narration turned out to be a big liability for the film.
Samantha’s U Turn had a decent run in the first weekend. After taking a very slow start on Wednesday, the film gained good momentum in the weekend and collected decent numbers by the end of Sunday. The total gross is $ 225K which trade circles reckon as decent moolah considering the genre and the budget spent on film.
C/o Kancharapalem, which surprised trade circles with a good run in the first weekend, failed to attract audience in the second weekend. However, with $ 265K run, the film performed beyond expectations.