Anushka Shetty-Arya's "Size Zero" has done better business than its Tamil version "Inji Iduppazhagi" at the overseas box office in its first weekend.
Directed by Prakash Kovelamudi, "Size Zero" is a Telugu romantic comedy simultaneously made in Tamil as "Inji Iduppazhagi". The Telugu version released in 100 cinema halls in the US, while the Tamil version graced around 90 theatres in key international markets like the US, the UK, Canada and Malaysia on 27 November.
"Size Zero" opened to decent response in paid-preview shows on Thursday night, and also did well in North America on the following days. The movie grossed $77,022 in Thursday previews and on Friday, $56,861 on Saturday and $22,083 on Sunday. The film has collected $155,916 (Rs 1.03 crore) from 100 screens at the US box office in the first weekend.
"Inji Iduppazhagi" also received decent response in the foreign markets, but its business is very poor in North America. The Tamil film has grossed $30,072 (Rs 20.05 lakh) from 80 screens at the US box office in the first weekend. Its per-screen average collection stands at $375, which is much lower than that of "Size Zero", which has grossed $1,559 per screen in the country.
"Inji Iduppazhagi" has raked in US$8,064 (Rs 5.37 lakh) from three screens in Canada, Â£11,120 (Rs 11.17 lakh) from six screens in the UK and MYR12,051 (Rs 1.88 lakh) from one screen in Malaysia in three days. The film has grossed a total of $57,771 (Rs 38.47 lakh) from 90 screens at the overseas box office in the first weekend.
"Size Zero" and "Inji Iduppazhagi" have collected $213,687 (Rs 1.41 crore) together from 190 cinema halls at the overseas box office in their opening weekend. The per-screen average gross stands at $1,124, which looks decent, say trade experts from the Southern industry.