Director Trivikram Srinivas' "A...Aa," starring Nithin and Samantha, has continued its dream run at the U.S. box office, passing the $2 million mark in nine days.
"A...Aa," which was released on over 135 screens across North America, debuted to record-breaking response in the premiere shows on June 1. Having garnered positive talk from viewers, the movie remained rock-steady and collected $1,910,079 (Rs. 12.77 crore) at the U.S. box office in its eight-day first week. The film became the second-highest-grossing Telugu film in the country in 2016 after "Nannaku Prematho."
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #AAaMovie crosses an ASTOUNDING $ 1.9 million in USA... Should cross $ 2 million this weekend... FANTABULOUS... contd. Telugu film #AAaMovie - USA: Mon $ 61,756, Tue $ 66,089, Wed $ 41,403, Thu $ 33,163. Total: $ 1,910,079 [â‚¹ 12.77 cr]. AWESOME! @Rentrak [sic]"
The Nithin and Samantha-starrer needed $89,921 to pass the $2-million mark in the country. "A...Aa" collected $101,890 at the U.S. box office on its second Friday, taking its nine-day total to $2,011,969. Taran Adarsh â€tweeted: "Telugu film #AAaMovie crosses $ 2 million mark in USA... Week 2: Fri $ 101,890. Total: $ 2,011,969 [â‚¹ 13.47 cr]. SUPERB! @Rentrak. [sic]"
"Nannaku Prematho" has collected $2,019,211 at the U.S. box office in its lifetime. Junior NTR's Sankranti release is the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2016 in the country. The movie has also become the third-highest grossing Telugu film of all time in the U.S. after "Baahubali" and "Srimanthudu."
"A...Aa" needed $7,242 to beat the lifetime collection record of "Nannaku Prematho." The movie has collected $150,367 at the U.S. box office on its second Saturday, taking its 10-day total to $2,169,578. the movie has shattered the record of the Junior NTR-starrer and become the highest-grossing Telugu film of the year in the U.S.
Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted: "With $2,169,578, #AAaMovie is the 3rd biggest Telugu blockbuster in USA after #Baahubali & #Srimanthudu. @Samanthaprabhu2 @actor_nithiin."