Mahesh Babu's "1 Nenokkadine" is performing far better than Ram Charan's "Yevadu" at the US box office.
The psychological thriller has reportedly earned ₹6 crore in its first week at the US box office, whereas "Yevadu" has minted only ₹1.65 crore. Though the Ram Charan starrer has fared well in the US, it has failed to overtake "1 Nenokkadine".
"Yevadu" is doing fantastic business in India and its collections are way ahead of "1 Nenokkadine". However, the film's performance does not come close to "1 Nenokkadine" in the US. Mahesh Babu enjoys a huge fan following in the country and his films have done exceptionally well at the box office. His last release "Seethama Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" also did fantastic business in the US and crossed the $1 million mark in just three days of its release, including preview shows.
So far only six Telugu films - "Gabbar Singh", "Attarintiki Daredi", "Dookudu", "SVSC", "Eega" and "Baadshah" - have crossed the $1 million mark in the US. "1 Nenokkadine" becomes the seventh film to have surpassed that mark. Of all these films, "Dookudu", "SVSC" and "1 Nenokkadine" are Mahesh starrers.
Despite getting unfavourable reviews, "1 Nenokkadine" has managed to perform well in the US. However, the film has failed to set the cash registers in India. Though the psychological thriller has not received a grand response from the audience, Mahesh Babu seems to be very happy with the film.
The actor revealed that he is very proud to have done the film as it is not a regular commercial entertainer and is something which he has not done before. "1 will remain as 1 of the most memorable films I've ever done.Take a bow sukumar & the entire team of 1," Mahesh tweeted on his official Twitter handle. "For all those guys who have supported me on this 1 journey, love you forever. Proud," he said.
Even as "1 Nenokkadine" continues to be screened in theatres, Mahesh Babu has moved on to his next project. The actor will be seen in Srinu Vaitla's "Aagadu", which has Tamannaah in the female lead. The film's shoot started in Hyderabad's Sarathi studios on 18 January. It will be an out-and-out commercial entertainer in typical Srinu Vaitla style.