Jr NTR's "Ramayya Vastavayya" (RV) has failed to perform well in the US markets, where Telugu films enjoy a good run at the box office.
After the stupendous success of Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daredi" (AD), Jr NTR's "RV" was expected to rake in good collections. But the film did not live up to the expectations of critics and audience. In its opening weekend, the action-packed entertainer eared slightly over ₹2 crore (reported screens only) at the US box office.
"Telugu film #RamayyaVastavayya - USA - opng wknd - $ 342,448 [Rs 2.11 cr]. Reported screens only. Final total could be much higher," film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
With the film receiving mixed reviews (mostly negative), its collections are likely to drop further. Moreover, new film releases might also affect "RV" box office figures. This Thursday (17 October), Vishnu Manchu's "Doosukeltha" is all set to hit screens across the globe. The film, touted to be a romantic entertainer, is directed by Veeru Potla. The release of "Doosukeltha" and the successful run of "AD" might cause a dip in "RV" collections.
The film is witnessing poor business in Indian markets as well. Thanks to Jr NTR's star power, the film had a good opening on the first day of its release. The Harish Shankar directorial minted a share of ₹8.7 crore in Andhra Pradesh on its release day. But its second day collections dropped drastically and earned around ₹2.76 crore. The film picked up on day three, earning approximately ₹4 crore share from AP.
According to AndhraBoxOffice, "RV" has raked in around ₹14.77 crore (share) in its first weekend. The film's three-day worldwide share is pegged at ₹19.86 crore.
"RV" collections dropped once again on the fourth day (Monday), despite being a public holiday. The film witnessed a dip during evening shows on Monday, earning over ₹3 crore. Its total collections (four-day worldwide share) are pegged at approximately ₹23.5 crore. AndhraBoxOffice.com predicts that the film will earn a full-run share between ₹33 core and ₹35 crore.