"Kalyana Vaibhogame" has received a brilliant opening at the US box office, and is leading the U.S. collection chart for Telugu movies, beating other new releases "Guntur Talkies" and "Shourya".
"Kalyana Vaibhogame", "Guntur Talkies" and "Shourya" have been distributed by Abhishek Pictures, Se7en Oceans Cinemas LLC and Supreme Movies LLC, respectively, in the country. The Naga Shourya-starrer was released in 74 screens across North America, while Manchu Manoj and Praveen Sattaru's movies hit 41 and 20 screens, respectively, in the country.
After seeing the hype and volume of release, trade experts in T-Town had predicted "Kalyana Vaibhogame" would get good response and top the US business chart. As predicted, the Nandini Reddy-directed family entertainer registered decent occupancy in Thursday's premiere shows and Friday's regular screenings, resulting in good collection at the US box office.
The trade experts had predicted "Shourya", which has the second-highest screen count, would land in the second spot, pushing "Guntur Talkies" to the third place. But to their surprise, director Praveen Sattaru's film saw better collection than the Manchu Manoj-starrer Thursday and Friday.
"Kalyana Vaibhogame" collected approximately $39,237 at the US box office on the first day (including Thursday premieres), with a per-screen average of $530. "Guntur Talkies" and "Shourya" have collected approximately $3,232 and $2,824 at the US box office on the first day, and their per-screen average stands at $161 and $70, respectively.
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Last week's release "Kshanam", starring Adivi Sesh and Adah Sharma, has continued to keep the cash registers ringing in North America in its second week. The movie has collected approximately $6,475 at the US box office on its second Friday, taking its eight-day total to $86,126. Its per-screen average is much higher than those of the new releases.