Two Telugu releases for this Sankranthi have got their verdict so far. NTR Kathanayakudu opened big and slowed down a bit on Thursday collecting a total of $622563 gross by Thursday. NTR opened with $482599 on Tuesday and took a big tip on Thursday with just $40152.
NTR Kathanayakudu managed to collect $26667 at 86 locations on Friday morning, 12:40 EST.
Charan's VVR release has had an impact on NTR Kathanayakudu, but the openings with premieres of VVR managed to gross $171551 on Thursday. With extremely negative reviews and bad talk all over, Charan's VVR could pull $19273 at 69 locations by 9:40 AM PST on Friday.
Venkatesh and Varun Tej's F2 got positive expectations for its entertaining trailer. The movie is seeing good openings on Friday premieres, collecting $74446 at 69 locations by Friday morning. If the film garners positive talk, it may see big numbers on weekends and next week too.
Bollywood release URI collected $29962 at 62 locations. Rajinikanth's Petta attracted mixed reviews but the collections in overseas seem to be fair, with $171267 at 194 locations on Friday morning. Petta totally collected a gross of $745141 excluding the Friday numbers. Petta pulled a big $562166 on Wednesday and $182975 on Thursday.
Ajith's Viswasam collected a total of $83568 by Thursday end.
Check the numbers below (by Friday 9:40AM PST)
Tuesday - $482599
Thu - $40152
Fri - $26667 - 86 locations
Thu - $182975
Fri - $171267 - 194 locations
Vinaya Videya Rama:
Premiers Thu - $171551
Fri - $19273 -69 locations
Wed - $57771
Thu - $25797
$74446 - 69 locations
$29962 -62 locations