Superstar Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu" continued to do well at the USA box office in the fifth weekend, but failed to cross the $3 million mark in 31 days.
When compared to its fourth weekend collection, "Srimanthudu" witnessed around 75% drop in business at the USA box office in its fifth weekend. This deep plunge in its number was due to the huge reduction in its screen count. The movie held 24 screens in the fourth week, but the film was forced out of 18 cinema halls by "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" and other new releases.
In its fifth weekend, "Srimanthudu" collected $7,538 from 6 cinema halls at the USA box office, taking its 31-total collection $2,882,809 (Rs 19.26 crore). Its per-screen average stands at $1,256.
Indian trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #Srimanthudu - USA - Week 5: Fri $ 1,266, Sat $ 3,186, Sun $ 3,087. Total: $ 2,882,809 [₹ 19.26 cr]. @RentrakIndia."
"Srimanthudu" opened to superb response and crossed the collection mark of $2 million at the USA box office in the first weekend. In the later weeks, the movie beat the life time records of "Attarintiki Daredi", "Magadheera" and other blockbusters. It has become the second all time highest grossing Telugu film in the USA.
The Mahesh Babu starrer was expected to surpass the $3 million mark in the following weeks and become the second Telugu film to achieve this rare feat after "Baahubali - the Beginning". But with each passing week, this mark has become a distant dream for "Srimanthudu", as it has been hit by new releases. As per its current trends, the movie will not cross this mark in its life time.
Every week, "Srimanthudu" has been withdrawn from 50% of cinema halls, which has resulted in the huge drop in its collection. Here are some info-graphs that provide you the details of the screen-count, collection and per-screen average of the film in each weekend.