Nagarjuna and Karthi's "Oopiri" has made good collection at the U.S. box office in its third weekend. The movie has become the fifth highest grossing Telugu film of all time, beating the record of "Attarintiki Daredi."
"Oopiri" collected a total of $1,432,505 at the U.S. box office in two weeks. Many had thought that its dream run will be halted by Pawan Kalyan's much-hyped film "Sardaar Gabbar Singh" in the country. As predicted, the movie witnessed 75 percent dip in its collection on its third Friday, when compared to its second Friday collection.
"Sardaar Gabbar Singh" received mixed word of mouth from the audience in the country and "Oopiri" became first choice for many film goers. The Nagarjuna and Karthi starrer witnessed big leap Saturday. Its collection dropped Sunday, but it was bigger than that of Friday.
In its third weekend, "Oopiri" collected $94,964 from 70 screens at the U.S. box office, taking its 17-day total collection to $1,527,690. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #Oopiri remains STRONG in USA. [Week 3] Fri $ 22,288, Sat $ 47,143, Sun $ 25,533. Total: $ 1,527,690 [â‚¹ 10.13 cr]. @Rentrak."
Pawan Kalyan's previous film "Attarintiki Daredi" collected $1,522,734 at the U.S. box office in its life-time and it had landed in the fifth spot in the list of highest grossing Telugu films of all time in U.S. "Oopiri" has pushed the Trivikram Srinivas-directed family entertainer to the sixth rank in the list.
"Manam," starring three generation stars of Akkineni family, is in the fourth spot in the list with its life time collection at $1,538,230. As per its current pace of collection, "Oopiri" is expected to shatter this record and land in the fourth rank by the end of its third week in the country.
Here is the list of the 10 highest-grossing Telugu films of all time in the U.S. The figures are based on various reports and may vary from the actual numbers.
|7||Bhale Bhale Magadivoi||113||$1,412,819|
|9||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||69||$1,262,100|
|10||Son of Satyamurthy||126||$1,254,699|