Director Trivikram Srinivas' "A...Aa" has once again kept the cash registers ringing at the U.S. box office in the second week and the movie has inched closer to the $2.5 million mark in 15 days.
Trade analysts predicted that "A...Aa" would continue its rocking run in North America, as there were no big ticket releases from Telugu or any other Indian film industries in its second week. As predicted, the movie managed to retain most of the cinema halls that it was holding in the country in its opening week and made decent business at the U.S. box office on its second Friday.
The Nithin and Samantha-starrer showed big leap on its second Saturday, while its business dipped considerably on Sunday. "A...Aa" collected $342,590 at the U.S. box office in its second weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #AAaMovie - USA - Week 2: Fri $ 101,890, Sat $ 157,609, Sun $ 83,091. Total: $ 2,252,268 [₹ 15.12 cr]. WOW! @Rentrak."
As usual, its collection dropped in its second Monday and the movie maintained rock-steady on the following days. "A...Aa" has added $56,640 to its second week total collection of $399,230. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #AAaMovie - USA - Week 2: Mon $ 12,923, Tue $ 23,082, Wed $ 14,424, Thu $ 6,211. Total: $2,312,042 [₹ 15.51 cr]. @Rentrak."
"A...Aa" has collected a total of $2,312,042 (Rs. 15.51 crore) at the U.S. box office in two weeks. The movie has beaten the lifetime collection record of Junior NTR's "Nannaku Prematho" and become the highest-grossing Telugu film of 2016 in the U.S. It has also become the third-highest grossing movie of all time in the country after "Baahubali" and Srimanthudu."
"A...Aa" needs to collect $187,958 to surpass the $2.5 million mark in the country. In its third week, the movie is clashing with Nani's much-awaited movie "Genlteman," which has forced it out from several theatres in the country. According to its current trends, the movie will most likely to rake in the much-needed numbers by the end of its third week.