Varun Tej's F2 - Fun and Frustration has made decent collection at the US box office in the premiere shows. The movie has shattered the record of Ram Charan's Vinaya Vidheya Rama (VVR).
With a kind of experimental movies he has done, Varun Tej has created a huge fan following for himself not just in India, but also in the US. The success of his film Fidaa is the proof for his popularity in the country. Since he joined hands with senior actor Venkatesh, there was a massive hype and curiostity about F2 - Fun and Frustration.
The distributors booked over 100 cinema halls for F2 - Fun and Frustration to cash in on Varun mania. The movie had preview shows in the same number of theatres and the hype made most of its ticket for its premiere shows sell in advance booking. It was expected to fetch record breaking numbers.
The Varun Tej starrer opened to fantastic response in the preview shows held in the US on Friday. F2 - Fun and Frustration has collected $251,263 at the US box office in the premiere shows. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted, "#F2 collects $251,263 from 107 locations with per location average of $2,348 for premieres on 11 January in USA. Excellent "
F2 - Fun and Frustration has made bigger and better collection than Vinaya Vidheya Rama, which made an average business at the US box office in the premiere shows, despite having more hype than Varun's film. Idlebrain Jeevi tweted, "#VinayaVidheyaRama collects $181,118 from 139 locations through premieres in USA on 10 January with per location average of $1,303 "
Varun Tej's previous releases like Tholi Prema and Fidaa have collected $148,665 and $363,000 at the US box office in the premiere shows. But his recent film Antariksham, which collected $89,027 in the US preview shows, could not break those records. Now, F2 - Fun and Frustration has smashed the two of these records, but failed to do the same with Fidaa.
Vinaya Vidheya Rama showed steep decline in its numbers on Friday. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted this morning, "Hourly grosses of South Indian films in USA on 11 Jan at 7:15 pm PST: #Petta: $305,335 (225) #F2: $188,424 (88 loc) #NTRKathanayukudu: $66,388 (129 loc) #Viswasam: $26,261 (75 loc) #VinayaVidheyaRama: $25,653 (95 loc) #Petta leads in total gross. #F2 leads in p.l.a "