As many as five biggies, both in Telugu and Tamil, have released this Sankranthi season. While NTR Kathanayakudu, Vinaya Vidheya Rama and F2 are locking horns with each other in Telugu, Rajini's Petta and Ajith's Viswasam are vying for the Pongal winner's title.
However, at the US box office, while NTR Kathanayakudu is going steady, F2 has had a decent opening tonight. Meanwhile, Vinaya Vidheya Rama is struggling to post decent collections. On the other hand, Petta is doing good among the Tamil releases, with Viswasam yet to reach the USD 100K mark.
Here's a look at the latest collections of the Sankranthi releases in the US. Until 12 am on Friday night, NTR Kathanayakudu collected USD 75,210 from 132 locations, taking its updated total to USD 699,867.
Coming to Vinaya Vidheya Rama, the film is finding it tough to post to decent numbers since its release. Until Friday night, VVR collected USD 27,782 from 98 locations and the film's updated US gross is USD 207,856. And today, F2 opened on a positive note as the film had collected USD 199,676 from the premieres.
Petta's Tamil and Telugu versions together collected USD 330,629 from 229 locations until Friday night. The film's updated gross is USD 1,090,664. Petta is Rajini's seventh USD 1 million movie, which is an unbeatable record in Kollywood. On the other hand, Viswasam collected USD 29,820 from 76 locations, while the film's 2-day total is USD 84,354.
Apart from the above five movies, Bollywood movies like URI (USD 97,123 from 76 locations), Simmba USD 82,721 from 130 locations) and Accidental Prime Minister (38,454 from 30 locations) are making their presence felt at the US box office.