Small films and content driven movies are turning into huge hits at the US box-office. The same happened with Arjun reddy. It’s been years since Telugu cinema witnessed something this radical, the film has emerged as the big money spinner at the US box office in three days. So far, the film collected $950k in its opening weekend, Thu 194k, Fri 265k, Sat 321k, Sun 170k (approx.), though a final count is yet to be made. A movie collecting one million dollars in the opening weekend means it is a huge blockbuster.
Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam also had a simultaneous release over here. Ajith’s six pack avatar and action packed trailers have caught the attention of cinephiles. But it has not worked well with the collections. As of Sunday night 9 PM CST, it has collected a total of $455,000. Trade analysts predict that the film will be a loss venture for its distributors.
Vijay Deverakonda got fame with Pelli Choopulu and now Audiences feel a new star has arrived in the form of Vijay, whose image with the film has catapulted to an all new level. He owns every moment on screen. Like Arjun Reddy, Deverakonda knows no fear. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga-directed film has gone to show even bigger leap in its business in the country. Made on a shoestring budget, the distributors are earning the kind of returns that Baahubali 2 fetched them and this huge collection of Arjun Reddy in the US has surprised many in the Telugu film industry.