The Pawan Kalyan starrer, "Sardar Gabbar Singh" (Sardaar/SGS) has hit rock bottom at the U.S. box office in its second weekend. Its business has apparently been affected by the release of Vijay's "Theri" and Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan."
"Sardar Gabbar Singh," which was riding on huge hype and expectations, was released in over 170 cinema halls in the North America on April 8. The movie received very good response in the premiere shows, but negative talk subsequently took its business down on the following days. The film collected approximately $1,037,193 at the U.S. box office in the first week of its release.
Trade analysts predicted that the collection of "Sardar Gabbar Singh" would be affected by Vijay's "Theri" in its second weekend, but nobody expected it to fall so low. Its screen count was reduced to below 60 in its second weekend and the movie showed over 95-percent drop in the business, as compared to the first weekend. It fared poorly in the second weekend.
"Sardar Gabbar Singh" has collected $20,807 from 55 screens at the U.S box office in its second weekend, according to Bollywood Hungama. Its total collection over 10 days in the U.S. stands at $1,058,000 (Rs. 7.04 crore). Its per-screen-average is $378, which is much lower than that of the three-week-old film "Oopiri."
Nagarjuna's "Oopiri" has collected $15,057 from 25 screens at the U.S. box office in its fourth weekend, taking its total collection over 24 days to $1,559,065. Its per-screen average stands at $602.
"Sardar Gabbar Singh" was expected to become the second highest grossing Telugu film of all time in the U.S., beating the records of "Nannaku Prematho" ($2,019,418) and "Srimanthudu" ($2,882,809). But its current pace of collection shows that it may not even be able to beat the record of "Attarintiki Daredi" ($1,522,734), which is the sixth highest grossing Telugu film of all time in the country.