It's all happening at the US box office. As many as 5 big budget movies featuring top stars released in a day's gap. While Petta and F2 managed to set the cash registers ringing to an extent, NTR Kathanayakudu, Vinaya Vidheya Rama and Viswasam are finding it tough to attract US movie lovers.
Firstly, NTR Kathanayakudu opened on January 9 to a decent response. The film collected $107,661 on Saturday and its cumulative total until Saturday night is $814,467. The film needs to collect nearly $2.2M gross to reach the break even mark.
On the other hand, Vinaya Vidheya Rama's situation is shockingly bad at the US box office. Ram Charan, who had given a $3.5M movie with Rangasthalam last year, is staring at a huge failure this time. The film collected a shocking $21,797 until Saturday night and ended up with a total gross of $233,546.
Fun and Frustration is the surprise hit of this season. The film collected a solid $379,860 on Saturday. F2's updated US gross is $630,648. The film is sure to gross anywhere between $1.5M to $2M.
Among the Tamil releases, Petta is ruling the roost thanks to Rajinikanth's craze among his US fans. On Saturday, Petta collected a stunning $530,996 and its latest total is $1,643,969. Finally, Ajith's Viswasam collected $49,669 until Saturday night. The film's updated gross is $166,627.