Pawan Kumar's "U Turn" has emerged victorious at the U.S. box office. After having a decent first weekend, the collection of the movie saw a huge rise in its second weekend.
The screen count of "U Turn" was increased to 20 in its second weekend in the U.S from five in its first weekend. This factor helped the movie to increase its box office collection by leap and bounds.
The Sandalwood film, which had raked in Rs. 6.98 lakh ($10,351) in its opening weekend, collected Rs. 13.80 lakh (20,526 ) to take its total tally in the U.S. to Rs. 23.76 lakh ($35,324), Bollywood Hungama reported.
The film had faced some technical issues upon release, leading to cancellation of many shows, which were later rescheduled to the second weekend. As a result, the number of screens for the film increased in the second weekend.
Kannada films do not make it to the theatres in the U.S. like other South Indian films and only a handful of flicks have hit U.S. screens in the last few years.
Nonetheless, Kannada movies are gradually making inroads into the United States market. Yash's "Mr and Mrs Ramachari," Upendra's "Uppi 2," Chaitanya's "Aatagara" and Puneeth Rajkumar's "Chakravyuha" are some of the films that have done notable business in the U.S.
Meanwhile, the collection of "U Turn" at the domestic box office is said to be stable by the end of its second weekend. The good word-of-mouth has helped the film to do well at the collection centres.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]