Junior NTR's "Nannaku Prematho" and Nagarjuna's "Soggade Chinni Nayana" (SCN) have continued to do well at the US box office, but may not cross the marks of $2 million and $1 million, respectively, in the second weekend.
"Nannaku Prematho" collected $1,631,799 from 192 screens at the US box office in the extended five-day first weekend. Trade experts predicted the movie would surpass the $2-million mark by the end of its opening week. But the film's business witnessed a steep decline on Monday and went on dipping on following days. It concluded the first week by collecting a total of $1,789,186.
On its second Friday, "Nannaku Prematho" saw a huge drop in its collection, but its business was far better than on the weekdays. However, the BVSN Prasad-produced movie needs to collect $210,814 to cross the mark of $2 million. On its 10th day, the film collected $34,052 at the US box office, taking its total to $1,823,238.
"Soggade Chinni Nayana" ended the first week with a superb collection of $656,247 at the US box office. Trade experts predicted the movie would surpass the $1-million mark in the second week and become the second film for Nagarjuna to achieve this feat after "Manam".
The Nagarjuna-starrer has dipped considerably on Friday, but its per-screen average is much higher than that of "Nannaku Prematho". In fact, its collection is almost equal to the latter. "Soggade Chinni Nayana" collected $30,225 at the US box office on its eighth day, taking its total to $686,472 (Rs 4.64 crore).
"Nannaku Prematho" and "Soggade Chinni Nayana" need to collect $176,762 and $313,528, respectively, to cross their predicted marks. But given their current pace of collection neither movie may be able to surpass these marks in their second week.
However, another Sankranti release, "Express Raja", has continued to do well in the country, but as predicted by trade analysts, it will not be able to cross the mark of $500,000. On Friday, the Sharwanand-starrer collected $16,813 at the US box office, taking its nine-day total to $332,361 (Rs 2.25 crore).