Family entertainer "Attarintiki Daredi" (AD) has grossed over ₹20 crore at the overseas box office, thus becoming the highest grossing Telugu film in foreign markets.
Mythri Movies, the overseas distributors of "AD", has announced that the Pawan Kalyan starrer has set a new benchmark earning more than ₹20 crore at overseas markets.
According to their press release, the film earned around $2 million from rentrak screens, while it fetched around $300,000 from non-rentrak screens at the US box office. The film's total collections from the US is $2.3 Million, which is around ₹14 crore.
"AD" minted more than ₹6 Crore from foreign markets including UK, Australia, New Zealand, Middle East region, Canada and Singapore among others. The film's total overseas collections are pegged at over ₹20 crore, which is the highest for any Telugu film.
The Pawan Kalyan starrer performed extremely well in foreign shores, despite facing piracy issues prior to its release. The film opened to an earth-shattering reaction on the first day of its release, particularly in the US. The family entertainer also grabbed a spot in the list of "top 15 grossers this weekend" (first weekend) at the North American box office. This year (till date), only two Hindi films - "Chennai Express" and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" - have been named in the list. Pawan Kalyan's "AD" is the third Indian film to make it to the list.
Apart from the US, the Trivikram directorial has reportedly grossed better collections than previously released Telugu films in other foreign markets as well.
The film's business has also been extraordinary in Indian markets. Even after 32 days, "AD" manages to score decent collections at the Andhra Pradesh box office. The Pawan starrer, which released on 27 September, has successfully entered into the fifth week, despite a few new films hitting the screens in the last one month.