Malayalam superstar Mohanlal's "Manamantha," which marks his debut in a lead role in a Telugu film, has made a good collection at the United States box office in its first weekend and beaten Allu Sirish's "Srirastu Subhamastu."
"Manamantha" was released in over 70 cinema halls across North America on Aug. 5. The film was premiered in some centres across the country on Thursday night. It opened to a good response, nad the positive talk from the audience helped it gain strength over the weekend.
"Manamantha" has collected approximately $118551 from 73 screens at the U.S. box office in the first weekend. Its estimated day-wise collection is $5,423 in Thursday premieres, $27314 on Friday, $49,889 on Saturday and $35925 on Sunday. The movie has collected an average of $1623 per screen in the country.
Directed by Tharun Bhascker, "Manamantha" has been made simultaneously in Malayalam and dubbed in Tamil. Along with its Telugu version, the Malayalam version "Vismayam" and the Tamil version "Namadhu" were also released in a limited number of screens in the U.S., but they failed to fare well. "Vismayam" and "Namadhu" have collected $812 (4 screens) and $220 (2 screens, respectively) at the U.S. box office in their opening weekend.
"Srirastu Subhamastu," starring mega family hero Allu Sirish, was released in over 45 screens in North America. The film was premiered in some theatres in the country on Thursday night. The positive response received by the film boosted its business on the following days. The Parasuram-directed family drama film has collected approximately $38,088 ($25.45 lakh) at the U.S. box office in the first weekend.
Despite being released in a large number of screens, "Manamantha" and "Srirastu Subhamastu" have failed to top the U.S. business chart for Indian movies this weekend. "Pelli Chupulu," which was released last week, has topped the charts, while "Manamantha" and "Srirastu Subhamastu" have landed in the second and fifth place, respectively.