Pelli Choopulu has completed 50 days in some screens in North America and is making good collection at the US box office in ninth week, taking its gross total to $1.22 million in the country.
Pelli Choopulu, which clashed with new release Majnu in the country, has collected $803 from two screens at the US box office in its ninth weekend and its 59-day total gross collection has reached $1,223,544 (Rs 8.15 crore).
Taran Adarsh tweeted: "Telugu film #Pellichoopulu - USA - Week 9: Fri $ 270, Sat $ 448, Sun $ 85. Total: $ 1,223,544 [â‚¹ 8.15 cr]. @Rentrak."
Pelli Choopulu is a romantic-comedy film featuring Vijay Deverakonda and Ritu Varma in the lead roles. Made on shoe-string budget, the Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam-directed clashed with several big ticket movies including Junior NTR's Janatha Garage, but it has remained rock-steady at the ticket counters for nine weeks. Its performance has really surprised many in the Telugu film industry.
Big-ticket Telugu movies like Brahmotsavam featuring superstar Mahesh Babu and Sardaar Gabbar Singh featuring power star Pawan Kalyan struggled to surpass $1million mark at the US box office in 2016. They could not sustain in theatres for more than five weeks at the counters. However, Pelli Choopulu has generated a better collection than them and remained strong at the ticket counters in the country for long.