"Express Raja" has done better business than new Telugu releases "Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu" (SARS) and "Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi" (LOL) at the US box office in its third weekend.
Released in over 80 screens on 14 January, "Express Raja" collected $315,547 at the US box office in two weeks. It was expected fare well and surpass the $500,000 mark in the country in its second week. But its business went down due to reduced screen count. In its second week, the movie raked in $84,259 from 40 screens, taking its 14-day US total to $399,806.
The Sharwanand and Surabhi-starrer was withdrawn from several cinema halls to make way for "Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu" (SARS) and "Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi" to rock the box office. Hence, "Express Raja" witnessed a steep decline in its business in the third weekend.
"Express Raja" has collected $13,518 from 11 screens at the US box office and its 18-day US total stands at $413,324. As per its current pace of collection, the film will not cross the mark of half million dollars. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #ExpressRaja - USA - Week 3: Fri $ 3,702, Sat $ 6,798, Sun $ 3,018. Total: $ 413,324 [₹ 2.81 cr]. @RentrakIndia (sic)"
New Telugu releases have opened to an average response in the country. Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu has collected $11,671 (Rs 7.92 lakh) from 45 screens at the US box office in the first weekend. "Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi" has raked in $9,304 (Rs 6.32 lakh) from 28 screens at the US box office in its opening weekend.
"Express Raja" has landed in the third place in the list of highest grossing Telugu movies in the US, beating releases "Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu" (SARS) and "Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi". Here is the list of top Tollywood films in the US this weekend.
|2||Soggade Chinni Nayana||18||3||23,300||827,918|
|4||Seethamma Andalu Ramayya Sitralu||45||1||11,671||11,671|
|5||Lacchimdeviki O Lekkundi||28||1||9,304||9,304|