"Oopiri," starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Karthi, continued to keep the cash registers ringing at the U.S. box office in the fourth weekend. The film has fared better than new release "Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam" (ERAR).
Trade analysts had predicted that new releases "Theri" and "Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam" would halt the collection of "Oopiri" in North America. The Nagarjuna and Karthi-starrer was holding 70 screens in the country in its third week. As predicted, the new release reduced its screen count to 25 in its fourth week.
The Vamsi Paidipally-directed movie witnessed a steep decline in its number on its fourth Friday. The film showed over 83-percent dip, when compared to its third Friday business. The movie managed to get more than 250-percent growth on the next day. Its collection once again dipped on Sunday, but it was almost double of its fourth Friday business.
In its fourth weekend, "Oopiri has collected $15,057 at the U.S. box office, taking its 24-day US total to $1,559,065. The movie has beaten the life time record of Manam and become the highest grossing Telugu film of all time in US. Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #Oopiri is STRONG in USA. [Week 4] Fri $ 2,724, Sat $ 7,292, Sun $ 5,041. Total: $ 1,559,065 [â‚¹ 10.37 cr]. @Rentrak"
New Telugu movie "Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam," starring Vishnu Manchu and Raj Tarun, was released in a limited number of screens across North America on April 15. The movie opened to an average response and it failed to show big leap on the following days. The film has collected approximately $13,634 (Rs. 9.08 lakh) from 14 screens at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend.
Vijay's "Theri" opened to superb response and showed decent growth on the following days. The film has collected $643,353 from 131 screens at the U.S. box office in the first weekend. Taran Adarsh â€tweeted, "Tamil film #Theri all set to cross $ 1 mn in NORTH AMERICA. Collects $ 924,531 [â‚¹ 6.15 cr] till Sun: USA $ 643,353+Canada $ 281,178 @Rentrak."