Even after third week of its release, Jr NTR's "Baadshah" is still ruling the box office collection in the United States.
"Baadshah" has collected $21,220 (around ₹11 lakh) on 25 screens in its third week. The movie earned a total of ₹6.87 crore after the third week of its release.
"Telugu film #Baadshah *total after 3rd Weekend* USA $ 1,266,916 [₹6.87 crores]" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
"Baadshah" opened to a rousing response in India as well as overseas on the first day, despite getting released on 5 April - just two days after the Indian Premier League which takes a large viewership.
Taran Adarsh had earlier tweeted about the first day collection at the US box office: "Telugu film #Baadshah starts with a big bang in USA. Collects $ 234,686 [Rs 1.29 cr] from 76 locations on Thursday. SUPERB!"
With a grand release and great response, "Baadshah" joined the list of top 10 grossers of the day (first day of its release) in the US. The film's first day collections have also smashed the record of Mahesh Babu's "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (SVSC), which had collected $205,347 (around ₹1.11 crore) on its opening day.
Jr NTR, popularly known as the young tiger of Telugu cinema, has a huge fan following across the globe. After three back-to-back flops, the actor's "Baadshah" raised a lot of expectations.
Moreover, the movie is directed by Sreenu Vaitla whose last film "Dookudu" was one of the biggest hits in the Telugu film industry. The combination of mass actor Jr NTR and popular commercial director Vaitla generated a lot of hype. And, the audiences were not let down with "Baadshah" receiving good reviews from all quarters.
Now that "Baadshah" has been declared a hit, Jr NTR has commenced working on his next project - "Ramayya Vasthavayya" with director Harish Shankar of "Gabbar Singh" fame. NTR appears as a student leader in the movie. Samantha and Shruti Haasan feature in pivotal roles.
The latest release of the movie's first look poster, which shows Jr NTR holding a gadha (weapon) in his hand, has already kindled the interest of people. "Ramayya Vasthavayya" is expected to get released on 9 August.