Jo Achyutananda has continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the US box office in its third weekend and has beaten Baar Baar Dekho for the second time in the country.
Jyo Achyutananda and Baar Baar Dekho released in over 90 and 125 screens, respectively, across North America on the same date -- September 9. The Bollywood movie fared better than the Telugu film and topped the US business chart for the Indian movies in the opening weekend. However, having garnered positive talk, the Nara Rohit and Naga Shourya starrer pushed the Hindi film down in the second weekend.
The Srinivas Avasarala-directed film clashed with new Telugu movie Majnu and Tamil film Aandavan Kattalai, but it has fared better than Baar Baar Dekho. Jyo Achyutananda has collected $24,520 from 39 screens at the US box office in its third weekend, taking its 17-day US gross total to $607,389 (Rs 4.05 crore).
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #JyoAchyuthananda - USA - Week 3: Fri $ 6,553, Sat $ 12,411, Sun $ 5,556. Total: $ 607,389 [â‚¹ 4.05 cr]. @Rentrak."
However, Baar Baar Dekho starring Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif, has collected $21,424 from 33 screens at the US box office in its third weekend. Its 17-days US gross collection has reached $769,818 (Rs 5.14 crore).