US box office collection: ‘Sarainodu’ fares better than ‘Raja Cheyyi Vesthe;’ ‘Oopiri,’ ‘Sardar Gabbar Singh’ run slowed down: Pictured; SarainoduFacebook

The collection of Allu Arjun's "Sarainodu" (Sarrainodu) remained unaffected by new release, "Raja Cheyyi Vesthe" (RCV) at the United States box office in its second weekend while the business of "Oopiri" and "Sardar Gabbar Singh" (SGS) hit rock bottom.

"Sarainodu" was released in 160 screens across North America on April 22 and received massive response in the premiere shows. The movie maintained its rock-steady position over the weekend as well as the weekdays. The film collected approximately $763,783 at the U.S. box office in the first week.

Trade analysts had predicted that Nara Rohit's "Raja Cheyyi Vesthe" might halt the dream run of "Sarainodu," by forcing it out of many cinema halls. In its second week, the Allu Arjun and Rakul Preet Singh-starrer was withdrawn from over 60 percent of the theatres that it was being shown in during its opening week. But it managed to do well at the screens it existed in.

"Sarainodu" has collected $83,595 at the U.S. box office in the second weekend and its 10-day total collection stands at $847,378 (Rs. 5.63 crore). India's leading trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Telugu film #Sarrainodu - USA - Week 2: Fri $ 25,035, Sat $ 37,625, Sun $ 20,935. Total: $ 847,378 [₹ 5.63 cr]. @Rentrak."

The Nara Rohit, Taraka Ratna and Isha Talwar-starrer was released in over 70 screens across the country. "Raja Cheyyi Vesthe" opened to an average response and failed to show a big leap on the following days. The movie has collected $18,174 (Rs. 12.08 lakh) in 43 screens at the U.S. box office in the first weekend.

"Savitri" was the biggest opener for Nara Rohit, beating all his previous records. The movie collected $20,976 (Rs. 13.9 lakh) at the U.S. box office in its opening weekend. "Raja Cheyyi Vesthe" was expected to beat this record, but has failed to do so.

"Oopiri" collected $638 from two screens at the U.S. box office in its sixth weekend, taking its gross total to $1,569,046 (Rs. 10.43 crore). "Sardar Gabbar Singh" has raked in $250 from four screens in its fourth weekend and its 24-day total stands at $1,070,055 (Rs. 7.11 crore). In its third weekend, "Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam" has added $418 to its 17-day total of $20,319 (Rs. 13.5 lakh).

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