"Kalyana Vaibhogame" has continued to make good collection at the US box office and once again topped the US business chart for the Telugu movies, beating "Tuntari" and "Kshanam."
"Kalyana Vaibhogame" was released in 68 cinema halls in the North America on March 4. Having got good opening the Naga Shourya and Malavika Nair starrer collected $180,436 at the US box office in the first week. Since there was no new big-ticket release from Tollywood, the film was expected to continue its dream run in its second week.
But Punjabi movies "Love Punjab" and "Ardaas" reduced the screen count of the BV Nandini Reddy-directed romantic comedy film to 28 in its second week. "Kalyana Vaibhogame" has collected $46,656 at the US box office in its second weekend and its 10-day US total collection stands at $227,092 (Rs 1.53 crore). Its per-screen average is $1,666.
"Tuntari" was released in over 30 cinema halls in the country on March 11 and it has received average response. The Nara Rohit starrer has collected $16,882 (Rs 11.33 lakh) at the US box office in the first weekend. Its per-screen average stands $562, which is not even 35% of the second weekend business of "Kalyana Vaibhogame".
Two week-old movie "Kshanam" has continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the ticket counters in the country in the third week. The Adivi Sesh and Adah Sharma starrer has collected $10,492 from 11 screens at the US box office in its third weekend, taking its 17-day total to $130,819 (Rs 87.78 lakh). Its per-screen average stands $953, which is much bigger than that of "Tuntari."
In its fifth week, "Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gadha" (KVPG) has hit the rock bottom with its screen count reduced to 3. The Nani starrer has collected $931 at the US box office in its fifth weekend. Its 31-day US total collection has reached $772,482 (Rs 5.19 crore). Its business is likely to be halted completing its sixth week.