Nagarjuna-Karthi's "Oopiri" has continued to make good collection at the US box office, and is set to beat the lifetime collection records of "Baadshah," "Son of Satyamurthy" (SOS) and "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (SVSC).
"Oopiri" was released in more than 100 screens across North America March 25, and opened to superb response everywhere. The movie collected $904,366 in its opening weekend and $174,033 on weekdays. It grossed $1,078,399 (Rs 7.16 crore) at the US box office in its first week. It became the second Telugu flick to cross the $1-million mark in the country in 2016.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #Oopiri concludes Week 1 on a SPLENDID note in USA. Collects â‚¹ 7 cr+ from USA alone. Expected to score in Weekend 2 as well... Telugu film #Oopiri - USA: Mon $ 59,434, Tue $ 53,897, Wed $ 32,790, Thu $ 25,531. Total: $ 1,078,399 [â‚¹ 7.16 cr]. FAB! @Rentrak. [sic]"
Since there was no big-ticket release from Tollywood this week, "Oopiri" has managed to retain most of the cinema halls it was holding in the first week. The Vamsi Paidipally-directed movie has also kept cash registers ringing in the country. The film has grossed $89,211 at the US box office on its second Friday, taking its eight-day total collection to $1,167,611.
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #Oopiri continues to win hearts and conquer the BO in USA. [Week 2] Fri $ 89,211. Total: $ 1,167,611 [â‚¹ 7.73 cr]. @Rentrak. [sic]"
Tollywood trade expert Idlebrain Jeevi â€tweeted: "#oopiri collects an encouraging $90k in USA on Friday taking total to $1,167,563. manam collected $1,538,230. Will #oopiri cross Manam? [sic]"
"Oopiri" has become the 11th-highest-grossing Telugu movie at the US box office. The film is likely to land in the eighth spot in its second weekend. It will beat the records of "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu," "Son of Satyamurthy" and "Baadshah," which are in the eighth, ninth and 10th places, respectively, with approximate collections of $1,262,100, $1,254,699 and $1,232,757.
Here is the list of the 10 highest-grossing Telugu movies of all time. The figures are based on various reports and they many vary from the actual numbers released by their makers.
|6||Bhale Bhale Magadivoi||113||$1,412,819|
|8||Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu||69||$1,262,100|
|9||Son of Satyamurthy||126||$1,254,699|