The bosses of BlueSky Cinemas, who have distributed "A...Aa" in the international markets, say that the Nithin and Samantha starrer will surpass the $2.5 million mark at the U.S. box office in its lifetime run.
"A...Aa" collected $1.70 million at the U.S. box office in its four-day-extended first weekend. The film has continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the ticket counters across the country. "'A...Aa' has collected $1.8 million from USA as of Tuesday," the elated bosses of BlueSky Cinemas told International Business Times India.
The Trivikram Srinivas-directed romantic comedy film is set to become the third Telugu movie to surpass the $2.5 million mark in the U.S. after "Baahubali" and "Srimanthudu." "We are expecting the film to gross around $2.5 million in its over-all run. This is will be the third Telugu movie to gross $2.5 millions in USA after Baahubali. The total gross from USA is expected to be around Rs.18 crore and the share will be Rs 9 crore," they told IBT.
Other than the U.S., "A...Aa" has also been released in other international markets, where it has already earned Rs. 2 crore in its opening weekend. Its overseas distributors say it will collect another Rs. 50 lakh in the coming days. "'A...Aa" will collect Rs. 2.5 crore gross in non-U.S. centres in its life time," they said
BlueSky Cinemas has reportedly acquired the overseas distribution rights of "A...Aa" for a whopping amount of Rs. 4.70 crore. The movie has collected Rs. 13.40 crore at the overseas box office in the first weekend. The film has earned Rs. 8.61 crore to the distributors in four days. The film has already recovered 100 percent of the investments and fetched huge profit share.
As per the distributors' calculations, "A...Aa" will collect approximately a total of Rs. 20.50 crore at the overseas box office in its lifetime and earn Rs. 10.50 crore for them. ""Soggade Chinni Nayana" collected $840,000 at the U.S. box office in its lifetime. Now, "A...Aa" will be the biggest earner for us in 2016 after "Soggade Chinninayana." Both are profitable ventures to investors," say the distributors.