Telugu movie Premam has made a decent collection at the US box office in the second weekend and has now become the highest grossing movie for Naga Chaitanya in the country in 10 days.
Premam collected $622,597 gross from 120 screens at the US box office in the first week. The movie was expected to continue its dream run and surpass the $1 million mark in the country as there were no big-ticket releases from Indian cinema. However, the movie was withdrawn from 30 per cent of screens and also showed considerable amount of drop in collection.
The Chandoo Mondeti-directed movie witnessed over 72 per cent dip on its second Friday, when compared to its opening day business. Premam showed decent growth in its collection, which was almost doubled up. However, the film once again had a steep decline in its numbers on its 10th day.
Premam has collected approximately $130,911 at the US box office on its second weekend, taking its 10-day US total gross to $755,400. Its day-wise breakup is $38,690 on Friday, $62,365 on Saturday and $29,856 on Sunday. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted: "#Premam collects $29,856 on 2nd Sunday in USA and total gross is $755,400. "
Akkineni family's multi-starrer film Manam, which crossed the $1 million mark at the US box office, is the highest grossing film for Naga Chaitanya. But none of his previous solo movies have crossed even $.5 million mark in the country. Premam, which is the remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name, surpassed this mark in its opening week.
After seeing the pace of its collection in the opening week, trade experts had predicted that Premam would become the first solo of Naga Chaitanya to cross the $1 million mark at the US box office. However, its current pace of collection shows that the movie will not be able to achieve this rare feat in the country.