Naga Chaitanya Akkineni’s latest release, “Yuddham Sharanam” has taken a very poor opening at the US box office. And, the trade analysts predict the film to end up as Chaitu’s biggest disaster. Here is a comprehensive BO analysis of Chaitu’s earlier films which explains why Yuddham has been declared a disaster already.
Despite having released in decent number of screens in US, Yuddham Sharanam could collect only a meager $33K from its Thursday premiers. In comparison, Chaitu’s last release, ‘Ra Randoi Veduka Choodam’ collected $ 67K from Thursday premiers. The premiere gross is even lower than Chaitu’s earlier lowest, $38.6K (Saahasam Swasaga Saagipo).
Adding to that agony, the reviews and word of mouth were below par to poor. This probably resulted in a significant slump in Friday collections, $21K. The cumulative gross from premiers and Friday stands at $54K. As per trade sources, the occupancy on Saturday was very poor, hinting at a miserable number.
Trade analysts now predict that Yuddham Sharanam may end up its dismal run below a lifetime collections of $100K. In that case, it will be Chaitu’s new lowest grosser in the US, taking the dubious title from Tadakha ($98K). Josh (142K), Autonagar Surya (150K) and Dochey (166K) are placed next from the bottom.
Exhibitors of Yuddham Sharanam are in for huge losses. Who would have thought that the film would turn out to be such a huge disaster since it released after two decent grossers – Premam and RRVC.