Director Chandoo Mondeti's Savyasachi has registered decent opening at the US box office in the premiere shows on Thursday and has beaten the collection record of actor Naga Chaitanya's Premam.
Savyasachi has been one of the most-awaited Telugu movies and had a huge hype surrounding it, which made its overseas theatrical rights sell at a hefty price. East-West Entertainers, which acquired its rights for Rs 3.50 crore, has released the movie in 135 cinema halls across the US today and it is the biggest number for a film starring Naga Chaitanya.
Savyasachi was premiered in the same number of screens in the country on Thursday, a day before it hit the screens in India. The hype surrounding the film helped it register good advance booking for its preview shows, which witnessed decent amount of occupancy. The movie has made good collection at the ticket counters.
As per early hours' updates, Savyasachi has collected $104,569 from 114 locations at the US box office in the premiere shows. The movie has become the second biggest opener for Naga Chaitanya, beating the records of Premam ($74,219) Rarandoy Veduka Chooddam ($67,309).
Sailaja Reddy Alludu collected $107,448 in the US premieres and become the biggest opener for Naga Chaitanya in the country. Savyasachi is likely to beat this record, when its final numbers are revealed.
Idlebrain Jeevi tweeted, "#Savyasaachi emerges as the second biggest premiere grosser for @chay_akkineni with $104,569 from 114 locations in USA. #SailajaReddyAlludu collected $107,448 through premieres in USA. "
Written by Chandoo Mondeti, Savyasachi is an action movie dealing with vanishing twin syndrome. The movie featuring Naga Chaitanya, R Madhavan and Nidhhi Agerwal in lead roles, has struck a chord with US audience, who have fallen in love with the novel theme of the film. The word of mouth is expected to boost its collections at the US box office over the weekend.