Nani's "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" (Bale Bale Magadivoy/BBM) has done well at the USA box office in its second weekend and has once again topped the business chart for Indian movies, beating "Hero" and "Welcome Back".
Released in about 100 cinema halls in the US on 4 September, "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" collected $7,18,378 (Rs 4.80 crore) at the box office in its opening weekend. The movie topped the US business chart for Indian movies, pushing down big-ticket Bollywood movie "Welcome Back", which collected $5,53,884 (Rs 3.7 crore) from 135 screens in its opening weekend.
During the week, "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" had a steep decline, with its collection reaching $2,42,634. The movie collected $9,61,012 [Rs 6.39 crore] at the USA box office in its first week. The film smashed the record of "Gopala Gopala", which raked in $847,933 in its lifetime.
In its second weekend, "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" did not have any big competition from Hindi, Telugu or Tamil films. The movie witnessed a big leap on its second Friday and crossed the $1- million mark in eight days. Its business multiplied on its second Saturday, but fell on Sunday.
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" collected $2,65,376 from 84 screens at the USA box office in its second weekend. Its 10-day total collection stands at $1.2 million [Rs 8.17 crore]. The break-up of its second weekend collection is: $73,216 on Friday, $131,369 on Saturday and $65,507 on Sunday.
While the Maruthi Dasari-directed film topped the collection chart, its last week's rival "Welcome Back" landed in the second place by adding $169,119 [from 111 screens] to its 10-day US total of $952,998 (Rs 6.32 crore). This week's new Bollywood release "Hero", which has been produced by Salman Khan, has secured the third place, collecting $44,981 [Rs 29.84 lakh] from 44 screens.
In eight days, the Nani-Lavanya Tripathi starrer has beaten the record of "Temper", which had collected $1.04 million in its lifetime.
Now, "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" is set to beat the record of "S/O Satyamurthy", which grossed $1,254,699 in its lifetime.
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" needs to collected $23,594 to beat the record of "S/O Satyamurthy". It is expected to achieve the record by the end of the second week.
Here is the list of top 5 all highest grosser Telugu movies at the US box office in 2015:
|Rank||Movie||Screens||1 Weekend||Life TimeTotal|
|3||Son Of Satyamurthy||126||$1,111,531||$1,254,699|
|4||Bhale Bhale Magadivoi||113||$626,880||$1,231,105|