Pelli Choopulu
“Pelli Choopulu” 3 week US box office collection: Vijay-Ritu starrer set to cross $1 million mark on 22nd day. Pictured: Pelli Choopulu posterTwitter

Despite clashing with "Babu Bangaram," "Pelli Choopulu" made a decent collection at the U.S. box office in third week. But the movie has fallen short of small margin in crossing $1 million mark in 21 days.

"Pelli Choopulu" collected $813,042 at the U.S. box office in two weeks. Trade experts from the film nagar predicted that "Babu Bangaram," "Rustom" and "Mohenjo Daro" would reduce its screen count and also slow down its collection in its third. But to everyone's surprise, the movie's screen count increased based on the demand in North America.

The Tharun Bhascker-directed film had a decline in its business on its third Friday, but it showed good growth on Saturday and Sunday after the new releases got mixed talk. "Pelli Choopulu" collected $130,261 at the U.S. box office in its third weekend. Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #Pellichoopulu is SENSATIONAL in USA... [Week 3] Fri $ 21,986, Sat $ 66,101, Sun $ 42,174. Total: $ 943,303 [₹ 6.31 cr] @Rentrak."

The flick's collection dropped again on its third Monday and the film maintained rock-steady on the following weekdays. Idlebrain Jeevi ‏tweeted on Thursday: "#PelliChoopulu collects $10,106 on 3rd Wednesday (17 Aug) in USA. Total Gross is $986,860. Million dollars in a day or two! ."

"Pelli Choopulu" is estimated to have collected $8,500 at the U.S. box office on its third Thursday, taking its 21-day U.S. total collection to $995,360. The movie has failed to cross the $1 million mark with a small margin. The film is expected to surpass this mark on its fourth Friday.

As per the usual trend, the screen count of any movie is reduced after its opening week, based on the demand and new releases. But "Pelli Choopulu" is an exception to the rule as it was released in 11 new centres in its third week. The buzz is the movie will have nine new screens. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted: #PelliChoopulu 9 new locations added in 4th week in USA. Going to score million dollars this weekend! "

The Vijay Deverakonda, Nandhu and Ritu Varma-starrer is doing fantastic business in other parts of globe. "Pelli Choopulu" has collected a share of Rs. 7 crore at the box office in 19 days. Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted on Aug 17: "19,96,824 footfalls for #PelliChoopulu so far & collected over 7 crores of share in India. Each footfall generating a share of over Rs 35. "