Telugu movies like "Subramanyam For Sale" (SFS) and "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" (BBM) have done better collection than the Telugu version of Vijay's "Puli" at overseas box office this weekend.
Four-week-old movie "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" has continued to do well in the international market. In its fifth weekend, the Nani and Lavanya starrer collected $5,978 from five screens at the US box office, taking its 31-day total collection to $1,424,942 (Rs 9.29 crore). The movie has become the fourth all-time highest-grosser Telugu film in US, beating the records of "Manam" and "Aagadu".
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" has raked in $1,195 per screen at the US box office in its fifth weekend. Its collection is on par with the business of Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu", which has grossed $1,256 per screen in the country in its fifth weekend.
One-week-old film "Subramanyam for Sale" had released in 76 cinema halls in the country in the first week. Its poor performance and "Puli" and "Singh is Bliing" forced its makers to withdraw it from several theatres. In its second weekend, the film has grossed $9,811 from 15 screens at the US box office, taking its 10-day collection to $154,134 (Rs 1.00 crore). Its per-screen average stands at $654.
"Puli" was released in two languages - Tamil and Telugu - in the country and both versions have garnered lukewarm response. The Telugu version collected $2,854 from 16 screens at the US box office in the first weekend, while its Tamil version raked in $118,586 (Rs 1.25 crore) from 89 screens.
The Telugu and Tamil versions of "Puli" have grossed an average of $178 and $2,153 per screen respectively at the US box office. The performance of the Telugu version is the poorest and its collection is lesser than "Subramanyam For Sale" and "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi". It has become a disaster.