Nani's "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" (Magadivoi/BBM) has done well at the USA box office in its third weekend and is now heading to beat the collection record of Mahesh Babu's "Aagadu".
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoy", which was released in theatres on 4 September, debuted with a fantastic response and collected $961,012 [Rs 6.39 crore] at the USA box office in its first week. In its second week, the movie raked in $303691, taking its 14-day US total collection to $1,264,703. The movie became the fifth all-time highest Telugu grosser in the country.
The Maruthi Dasari film has managed to keep cash registers ringing at the box office in the country in its third week. The movie has collected $91,970 from 48 screens at the USA box office in its third weekend. Its 17-day total collection stands at $1,356,673 (Rs 8.91 crore).
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #BhaleBhaleMagadivoi - USA - Wk 3: Fri $ 23,649, Sat $ 44,611, Sun $ 23,710. Total: $ 1,356,673 [₹ 8.91 cr]. WOW! @RentrakIndia"
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" has landed in the second place, while "Katti Batti" topped the US business chart for Indian movies, collecting $191,361 (Rs 1.25 crore) from 127 cinema halls in the country. Its per-screen collection stands at $1916, which is higher than that of the Imran Khan-Kangana Ranaut starrer, which has raked in $1,506 per screen.
The Nani and Lavanya Tripathi starrer has become the third highest Telugu grosser in the US in 2015 after "Baahubali" and "Srimanthudu". "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" has landed in the sixth place among all-time highest Telugu grossers in the country,
"Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" needs another $55,629 to beat the records of "Manam" and "Aagadu", which are the fourth and fifth all time Telugu grossers with their life-time collection of $1,412,302 and $1,387,355 respectively. The present trends of the film show that it will smash their records in its fourth week. The film will become the fourth all-time highest Telugu grosser after "Attarintiki Daredi".