US box office : Chalo shines well, TCC falls flat

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Last Friday Naga Shaurya’s Chalo and Ravi Teja’s Touch Chesi Chudu released amid good buzz with a decent screen count in overseas.

Chalo is a big hit

Chalo has set the cash registers ringing from Thursday premiers and notched up superb figures by the end of its first weekend. Surprising the trade circles, Chalo took a better start than Touch Chesi Chudu on its Thursday premiers with $ 93K. The film, with its positive word of mouth and decent reviews, collected strong haul on Friday ($ 136K)and Saturday ( $ 193K ) respectively. With Sunday collections ( $ 76K), the film entered the half million dollar mark and thereby emerging as a big hit in overseas.

All exhibitors and distributors are into profit zone by the end of first weekend.

Touch Chesi Chudu ends a disaster

Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja’s Touch Chesi Chudu has fallen flat in its first weekend. After a lukewarm opening with $ 81K on premiers, the commercial potboiler couldn’t sustain at the box office due to the embarrassing reviews and poor word of mouth.

The film collected meagre figures on Friday and Saturday ( below $ 50K on each day) and disappointed the trade circles. By the end of Sunday ( $ 19K), the film has completely fizzled out and has been termed as a huge loss venture with an overall gross below $ 200K.

Bhaagamathie joins the elite club

Anushka’s Bhaagamathie, which collected $ 870K in its first weekend, collected decent figures in the second weekend to join the elite one million dollar club in overseas.

Anushka now holds a unique record of having the first lady oriented film from South to feature in the one million dollar club.

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