Nagarjuna-Karthi's "Oopiri" has smashed the lifetime collection record of "Manam" at the U.S. box office in 22 days. The film has become the fourth highest grossing Tollywood movie of all time in the country.
"Oopiri" collected $1,432,505 at the U.S. box office in two weeks and it became the sixth highest grosser Tollywood movie of all time in the country. The movie needed to collect $105,725 to dethrone "Manam" and "Attarintiki Daredi" from the fourth and fifth spots, respectively, in the list of top 10 all-time highest grossers. Considering its pace of collection, it was expected to achieve this feat in its third weekend.
But in its third week, the Vamsi Paidipally-directed family entertainer lost out 50 percent of its screen count to new release "Sardar Gabbar Singh," which took a toll on its business. "Oopiri" grossed $94,964 from 70 screens at the U.S. box office in its third weekend, taking its 17-day total to $1,527,690. The movie smashed the record of "Attarintiki Daredi," but failed to do the same with the record of "Manam."
"Oopiri" collected $19,042 at the US box office in the next five days, taking its 22-day total to $1,546,732 and broke the lifetime record of "Manam." Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted, "Meanwhile, #Oopiri emerges as the biggest Nagarjuna's grosser in USA by crossing Manam by collecting $1,546,732 âœŒï¸"
"Oopiri" has become the all-time highest grossing movie for Nagarjuna and Karthi. However, the movie has shown steep decline in its business in the fourth week and its collection is affected by Vijay's "Theri." Hence, it will not be able to beat the life-time record of Jr NTR's "Nannaku Prematho," which collected $2,019,418 at the U.S. box office and became the third highest grossing Telugu film of all time.