"Jyo Achyutananda" has made a good collection at the box office in the United States in the first weekend. The film has topped the U.S. business chart for south Indian films, beating "Janatha Garage" (JG), "Iru Mugan" and "Inkokkadu."
The Nara Rohit and Naga Shourya-starrer was premiered in some screens across North America on Sept. 8 and got a good response. A strong word-of-mouth publicity helped it do well on Friday and Saturday, but its business dropped on Sunday. "Jyo Achyutananda" has collected $349,236 (Rs. 2.34 crore) at the U.S. box office in the first weekend.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #JyoAchyuthananda packed a punch in USA... Had EXCELLENT trending over the weekend... Collected $ 349,236 [â‚¹ 2.34 cr]... contd." He added: "Telugu film #JyoAchyuthananda Thu $ 30,863, Fri $ 92,143, Sat $ 151,103, Sun $ 75,127. Total: $ 349,236 [â‚¹ 2.34 cr]. @Rentrak."
Produced by Sai Korrapati, "Jyo Achyutananda" fetched exorbitantly high price from the sale of its overseas theatrical rights. Considering the star power of its lead actors, the movie has made superb collection at the U.S. box office. But the film must collect at least $900,000 to break even in the country.
"Jyo Achyutananda" has become the biggest opener and highest grosser for Nara Rohit, as none of his previous releases had crossed the $100,000 mark at the U.S. box office. The movie has also turned out to be the biggest opener and the highest grosser for Naga Shourya, beating the record of his hit film "Kalyana Vaibhogame," which collected $2,58,448 (Rs 1.73 crore) at the US box office in its life time.
"Jyo Achyutananda" has fared better than the other new and old releases from the south India film industries. Here is a graph and table detailing the collection of various South Indian movies.
|Rank||Movie||Wekend||Screens||Weekend gross||Total gross||Gross in Rs|
|1||Jo Achyutananda (Telugu)||1||86||$349,236||$349,236||2.31 crore|
|2||Iru Mugan (Tamil)||1||90||$133,750||$133,750||89.54 lakh|
|3||Janatha Garage (Telugu)||2||103||$121,162||$1,734,536||11.62 crore|
|4||Inkokkadu (Telugu)||1||61||$65,497||$65,497||43.85 lakh|
|5||Pelli Chupulu (Telugu)||7||10||$6,812||$1,218,661||8.16 crore|
|6||Pretham (Malayalam)||2||7||$4,844||$36,238||24.26 lakh|
|7||Kutramae Thandanai (Tamil)||2||2||$180||$4,479||3 lakh|
|8||Manamantha (Telugu)||6||1||$24||$1,54,248||1.04 crore|