The Hindi version of SS Rajamouli's "Baahubali - the Beginning" (Bahubali) has fared well at the USA box office even in its eighth week and has outdone "Srimanthudu", despite having lesser number of screens than the latter.
In its six week, "Baahubali - the Beginning" was screened in six cinema halls in the USA, but its screen count was reduced to three due to new releases "Welcome Back" (Hindi) and "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" (Telugu) in its seventh week. Fortunately, with new film "Hero" releasing in limited number of theatres, the Prabhas starrer could retain all the three cinema halls in its eighth week.
The Hindi version of "Baahubali - the Beginning" had collected $3,896 from 3 screens at the USA box office in its seventh weekend. But its business decreased by 24.75% in the next weekend. In its eighth weekend, the movie collected $2,932 from 3 screens, taking its 52-day US total to $485,763 [Rs 3.22 crore].
The screen count of "Srimanthudu" was reduced from 24 to 6 in its fifth week and the movie was forced out of one more theatre in its sixth week. However, its collection has dropped by over 50% in the sixth weekend. The Mahesh Babu starrer had collected $7,538 from 6 screens in its fifth weekend and it has raked in $2,854 from 5 screens in the sixth weekend. Its 38-day US total stands at $2,889,432 [Rs 19.16 crore].
The Hindi version of "Baahubali - the Beginning" has collected an average of $977 per screen at the USA box office in its eighth weekend. Its per screen average is almost on par with that of new Bollywood release "Hero", which has grossed $1,022 per screen in its opening weekend. However, "Srimanthudu" has grossed an average of $570 per screen in its sixth weekend.
The Hindi version of "Baahubali - the Beginning" and "Srimanthudu" have landed in the 10th and 11th places, respectively, while "Bhale Bhale Magadivoi" topped the US business chart for Indian movies this weekend.
Here is list of collection of Indian film in US market, which is based on the report of Bollywood Hungama.
|Rank||Movie||Weekend||Weekend Gross in $||Screens||Total in $||Total in Rs|
|1||Bhale Bhale Magadivoi||2||265,376||84||1,226,387||8.13 crore|
|2||Welcome Back (Hindi)||2||169,119||111||952,998||6.32 crore|
|3||Hero (Hindi)||1||44,981||44||44,981||29.84 lakh|
|4||Jinda Sukha (Punjabi)||1||28,466||30||28,466||18.88 lakh|
|5||Phantom (Hindi)||3||7,118||14||355,251||2.35 crore|
|6||Yatchan (Tamil)||1||4,618||14||5,956||3.95 lakh|
|7||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||9||4,503||5||6,265,538||41.56 crore|
|8||Loham (Malayalam)||3||3,564||7||30,852||20.46 lakh|
|9||Uppi 2 (Kannada)||5||3,294||6||43,589||28.91 lakh|
|10||Bahubali (Hindi)||8||2,932||3||485,763||3.22 crore|
|11||Srimanthudu (Telugu)||6||2,854||5||2,889,432||19.16 crore|