‘A...Aa’ US box office collection: Nithin starrer’s business affected by ‘Udta Punjab,’ ‘Gentleman’ in 3rd weekend. Pictured: A...Aa still.Twitter

The collection of Nithin's "A...Aa," which did superb business in the first two weeks, has been slowed down in its third weekend by the new releases, "Udta Punjab" and "Gentleman," at the United States box office.

"A...Aa" collected $2,312,042 at the U.S. box office in two weeks. Its makers expected it to continue the dream run and surpass the $2.5 million-mark in the third week. But trade experts had predicted that the Bollywood film, "Udta Punjab," and Nani's "Gentleman" would slow down the pace of its collection and may not allow it to cross the $2.5 million-mark in its third week.

The Trivikram Srinivas-directed movie was holding 95 screens in its second week, but "Udta Punjab" and "Gentleman" forced the film to vacate 55 cinema halls this week. As predicted, "A...Aa" showed a drop in its collection on its third Friday. When compared to its second weekend collection, the movie has shown over 80 percent decline in its business.

"A...Aa" has collected $73,886 from over 40 screens at the U.S. box office in its third weekend and its 18-day U.S. total collection has reached $2,385,928. Leading analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #AAaMovie - USA - Week 3: Fri $ 20,968, Sat $ 32,060, Sun $ 20,858. Total: $ 2,385,928 [₹ 16.12 cr]. AWESOME! @Rentrak."

"Udta Punjab" and "Gentleman" have collected $444,705 (from 84 screens) and $537,490 (from 127 screens), respectively at the U.S. box office in their opening weekend. They have pushed "A...Aa" to the third spot in the U.S. business chart this weekend. They have also shattered its dream of surpassing the $2.5 million mark in its third week.

"A...Aa" has been written and directed by Trivikram Srinivas and produced by S Radha Krishna under his banner Haarika & Haasine Creations. The movie features Nithin, Samantha and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead roles. Mickey J Meyer has composed the music for the film, while Natarajan Subramaniam and Dudley have handled the cinematography.