"Srimanthudu" has continued to keep the bells ringing at the overseas box office in its fourth week, while the collection of "Baahubali - the Beginning" and "Kick 2" hit rock bottom.
"Srimanthudu" released in over 157 cinema halls in the US, but new releases reduced its screen count by 50% every week. In its fourth week, over 49% of its theatres were taken away by new releases "Phantom" (Hindi), "Thani Oruvan" (Tamil) and "Faraar" (Punjabi) in the country.
In its third week, "Srimanthudu" was running in 46 cinema halls in the country and this count has been reduced to 24 screens. But, the film has continued to do decent business. The movie has collected $27,647 at the US box office in its fourth weekend, taking its 24-day total collection to $2,869,560 (Rs 19.07 crore).
In its fourth week, "Srimanthudu" has been withdrawn from theatres in Canada, where it was shown in two screens in the last week. The Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan starrer has reportedly also been forced out of many theatres by new releases in the UAE and other key international markets.
The new releases have forced out all the key versions of "Baahubali - the Beginning" from Canada, Australia and Malaysia. Its Hindi version has six screens in the US. In its fifth weekend, this movie has collected $6,434 at the US box office, taking its 31-day total collection to $476,034 (Rs 3.16 crore).
Released in over 99 screens on 21 August, "Kick 2" opened to very good response and collected $307,195 (Rs 2.04 crore) at the US box office in the first weekend. But on the weekdays, the film witnessed steep decline, which was the result of word-of-mouth. The Ravi Teja starrer collected a total of $324,502 (Rs 2.15 crore) in the first week.
Following the poor response on the weekdays, the screen count of "Kick 2" has been reduced to nil in its second week and there is no update on its collection in its second weekend.