Telugu films have a huge market in the United States and some of the flicks have entered the elite $1 million club in the US box office.
Mahesh Babu leads the pack with four of his films crossing the $1 million mark, followed by Pawan Kalyan with two films.
From "Aagadu" to "Dookudu," check out the list of Telugu films that have entered the elite club.
"Aagadu" has become Mahesh's fourth film to enter the $1 million club. The film crossed $1 million mark in the first three days.
The success of "Aagadu" has proved once again that Mahesh is the box office king in the US.
The film took good openings in India, but has failed to sustain its momentum due to mixed feedback. It has minted more than ₹27 crore in its opening weekend at the worldwide box office. One needs to wait and watch as to how the film performs in the coming days.
The Akkineni multi-starrer was not just critically acclaimed but was also a commercially successful entertainer. The film was legendary actor Nageswara Rao's last release. Directed by Vikram Kumar, the film deals with the theme of love that spans 100 years - from 1920s to 2020s.
The film turned out to be a hit venture in India and also did good business in the US. "#Manam [Telugu] crosses $1 million in USA. Collects $ 154,595 on Mon. Total: $ 1,015,495 [₹ 5.98 cr]. Some screens yet to report. AWESOME!" film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted.
Allu Arjun's "Race Gurram" was his first film to enter the $1million club. The film, which released during Sankranti 2014, did a grand business and raked in fantastic collections. The action-comedy entertainer minted more than ₹50 crore share in the worldwide collections.
Mahesh's critically-acclaimed film "1 Nenokkadine" failed to perform well in India. However, the film minted more than $1 million at the US box office.
The Pawan Kalyan starrer created several records at the worldwide box office. The film still holds the top position in the list of Telugu films with highest day 1 share of all time. It has also got the highest opening weekend share at the worldwide box office.
"Attarintiki Daaredi" became an industry hit by minting more than ₹74 crore share in its full run. [Note: the figures are referred from Andhraboxoffice]
"Baadshah", which hit the screens last year, fetched good response from the critics as well as from the audience. The film earned ₹47 crore share at the worldwide box office.
The NTR starrer crossed the $1million mark in its opening weekend at the US box office. "Telugu film #Baadshah is on a r'ecord-breaking spree in USA. Crosses $ 1 million mark in opening weekend itself. FANTABULOUS!" trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh had earlier tweeted.
"Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (SVSC)
The Mahesh-Venkatesh starrer received positive reviews upon its release last year. The film turned out to be one of the hit films of 2013 by raking in ₹51 crore share worldwide.
The family entertainer boasts of an ensemble cast, including Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Samantha and Anjali among others.
With the success of "SVSC", Mahesh hit a hat-trick after "Dookudu" and "Businessman."
Director Rajamouli's "Eega" turned out to be a huge hit at the box office. The romantic fantasy entertainer is about a housefly taking revenge on the antagonist. The film opened to positive reviews and took good openings at the box office. The performances of the actors, including Sudeep, Samantha and Nani received accolades from the critics as well as from the audience.
The film minted over ₹42 crore share at the worldwide box office.
The film, a remake of Salman Khan's "Dabangg" performed exceptionally well at the box office. It earned over ₹60 crore at the worldwide box office. The action entertainer became the first Pawan Kalyan film to enter the elite $1million club in the US.
The actor reprised Salman's role as a cop in the Telugu version. Shruti Haasan played the female lead for the first time opposite the power star, while Abhimanyu Singh appeared as the villain.
The 2011 release, directed by Srinu Vaitla, turned out to be a big hit not just in the US but also in India. The film, touted to be an action-comedy entertainer, minted ₹56.7 crore share at the worldwide box office.
Mahesh appeared in the role of a cop in the film, while Samantha played the female lead. The other cast members are Brahmanandam, Prakash Raj, Nassar, Adithya Menon, Sonu Sood and Sayaji Shinde.