Jr NTR's "Baadshah" has raked in good collections in the United States within three days of its worldwide release.
After the failure of movies like "Oosaravelli", "Shakti" and "Dammu", Jr NTR's "Baadshah" was a much-anticipated film as the actor teamed up with the successful commercial director Sreenu Vaitla, whose last venture "Dookudu" was one of the biggest hits in Telugu cinema.
The movie made on a budget of more than ₹50 crore had a fantastic opening across the globe. "Baadshah" which is running to packed houses collected ₹13.5 crore on the opening day of its release worldwide. In particular, the film collected ₹1.29 crore from 76 locations in the US on its first day of release, beating the record of "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu's" opening day collections. "Baadshah" was released across more than 100 screens in the country.
Latest reports have emerged that the film has collected more than ₹4 crore in the US. According to trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh, "Baadshah" has crossed ₹4.19 crore in just three days.
"Although Sat numbers are still pouring in, Telugu film #Baadshah has crossed $ 765,000 [₹ 4.19 cr] within 3 days [Thu-Sat] in USA. SUPERB!"
Earlier on Saturday, Taran tweeted, "Although Fri report is being compiled, Telugu film #Baadshah has crossed $ 500,000 [₹ 2.75 cr] within 2 days [Thu-Fri] in USA. FANTASTIC!"
With the success of "Baadshah", Sreenu has once again proved that he is the Baadshah of commercial films. This is the seventh consecutive hit movie for the director, whose earlier films "Dhee", "Dubai Seenu", "Ready", "King", "Namo Venkatesa" and "Dookudu" achieved grand success at the box office.
"Baadshah" is a story about a young man who takes revenge against mafia kingpin Sadhu Bhai (Kelly) for the death of his foster brother in a bomb blast by joining the mafia gang posing as "Baadshah" - the son of a trusted aide of Sadhu Bhai.
The film's star cast includes Kajal Aggarwal, MS Narayana, Brahmanandam, Siddharth, Navadeep, and Nasser in pivotal roles.