Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu" has turned out to be a huge success at the USA box office and the superstar has planned to visit the country to thank his fans out there for their support.
"Srimanthudu" was made with a whopping budget of Rs 50 crore. Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar and CV Mohan, who are NRIs based in the US, have produced the movie. The producers are thrilled over the huge response to the movie in the country. They are all praise for Prince fans.
The producers will be holding a grand function in the US after the movie completes 50 days. Ravi Shankar has said the success meet of "Srimanthudu" will be held in New Jersey on 24 October.
Ravi Shankar says that "Srimanthudu" has done record-breaking business in New Jersey. So they have chosen the place for the event. "New Jersey is densely populated with Telugus, and the response for the film has been phenomenal in the city," the producer told 123 Telugu.
Shankar has confirmed that Mahesh Babu will attend the success meet of "Srimanthudu" in New Jersey, along with the film's heroine Shruti Haasan, Jagapati Babu, director Koratala Siva and all other cast and crew members.
After Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the US is considered the most potential market for Mahesh Babu's movies. Most of his recent films were released in a large number of theatres in the country. Irrespective of whether they were hit or flop in India, his films, including "Aagadu" and "1: Nenokkadine", have been money spinners at the USA box office.
His latest outing "Srimanthudu" was released in about 160 cinema halls in the country. The distributors held premiere shows at several locations a day before its release and the film collected almost half-a-million dollars from these shows. The film crossed the $2-million mark in its opening weekend. The movie has raked in $2,882,809 (Rs 19.26 crore) at the USA box office in 31 days.
"Srimanthudu" has shattered all the records of Telugu blockbusters, including "Attarintiki Daredi" in the US. The movie has become the second all-time Telugu grosser after SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali - the Beginning".