Sudheer Babu's "Bhale Manchi Roju" (BMR) has turned out to be one of the big Tollywood money-spinners at the US box office and beaten other new Telugu releases "Soukyam" and "Jata Kalisey".
Along with "Soukyam" and "Jata Kalisey", "Bhale Manchi Roju" was released in a limited number of cinema halls in North America on 25 December. On 24 December, the movie premiered in some centres across the country, where it reportedly grossed $9,961. The film opened to superb response on Friday and became the biggest opener for Sudheer Babu with its fantastic collection.
"Bhale Manchi Roju" was expected to grow up considerably, but its business kept dropping over a few days. The movie has collected approximately $86,903 (Rs 57.68 lakh) from 25 screens at the US box office in the first weekend. Its breakup is $9,961 in paid previews, $33,684 on Friday, $26,413 on Saturday and $15,837 on Sunday.
#BhaleManchiRoju collects a gross of $15,837 on Sunday taking the total to $86,903 in USA. Decent number for a small film.
— idlebrain jeevi (@idlebrainjeevi) December 28, 2015
Sudheer Babu's "Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini" was released in 15 cinema halls on 19 June and collection $6,371 (Rs 4.04 lakh) at the US box office. His next release, "Mosagallaku Mosagadu", was released in at least 21 theatres on 27 August and grossed $9,123 (Rs 5.79 lakh) in the country in its opening weekend. The latest film has become highest grosser for him.
Gopichand's new release "Soukyam", which hit the screens on 24 December, has turned out to be one of the big disasters of the year. The film has raked in $18,055 (Rs 11.95 lakh) at the US box office in the first weekend. It has failed beat the records of the actor's previous outings, which have done decent business in the country.
Another new release, "Jata Kalisey", has been the biggest disaster in the country. The movie has collected just $847 (Rs 56,077) from 19 screens at the US box office in the first weekend. Its performance is worse than two-week-old movie "Bengal Tiger", which has collected $1,158 from two screens in its third weekend, taking its 18-day US total to $292,364 (Rs 1.93 crore).