Pavan Sadineni's "Savitri" has become the biggest opener for actor Nara Rohit at the U.S. box office, beating the first weekend collection records of his films "Tuntari," "Asura" and "Prathinidhi."
"Savitri" has been creating ripples in the social media ever since it was announced. The hype helped its makers sell its U.S. theatrical rights for a record price. However, the movie received an average response at the U.S. box office on its opening day, and despite getting positive talk it failed to show a big jump in its collections over the weekend.
"Savitri" was released in over 72 cinema halls across North America and has become the biggest release for Rohit in the country. The Nara Rohit and Nanditha Raj-starrer has collected $20,976 (Rs 13.9 lakh) at the U.S. box office in the first weekend.
However, its per-screen average stands at $291, which appears to be very poor, when compared to the business of Rohit's previous releases. The screen count of his films has gone up with each of his new releases, but their per-screen average has come down.
Rohit's 2014 release "Prathinidhi had collected $15,010 (Rs 9.08 lakh) from 9 screens at the U.S. box office in its opening week. His 2015 release "Asura" had raked in $15,489 (Rs 9.93 lakh) from 20 screens in the U.S. in the first weekend and its total life collection stood at $17,945 (Rs 11.40 lakh).
His last outing "Tuntari" was released in 30 cinema halls in North America March 11, 2016. The movie has collected $16,882 (Rs 11.33 lakh) at the U.S. box office in the first weekend. Its lifetime total collection stands at $19,944 (Rs 13.27 lakh). Rohit's latest outing "Savitri" has not just beaten their opening weekend records, but also the lifetime business in the country.
Nara Rohit has been trying hard to expand his fan base in the North America with each of these releases, but he seems to have failed in his attempt, with the per-screen average coming down markedly. Check the table below for the figures.