It is another disaster week for Telugu movies at North American box-office. No movie has made profits in the recent weeks.
Last weekend, Mani Ratnam's much-awaited "Cheliyaa" released in many locations but the movie didn't see any jump in the collections from premiere shows to Sunday screenings.
It has ended up as a huge flop as it grossed below $100k in entire weekend. Though, the Tamil version "Kaatru Veliyidai" fared better with $300k weekend gross, "Cheliyaa" left distributors in heavy losses.
Cheliyaa: Thur $27,212, Fri $21,299, Sat $21,763, Sun $10k (estimated) Total: $ 81k (apprx)
On other hand, holdover movies Venkatesh starrer "Guru" and Pawan Kalyan's "Katamarayudu" have not added much to their kitty.
"Guru" was utter flop at USA box-office as it grossed $139k in its first weekend and has added just $40k later. It now stands at $180k by end of the second week.
Pawan Kalyan's "Katamarayudu" was a disaster. It has not added much in all these weeks and has now ended its entire run at USA box-office with mere $1.16 million denting huge hole to the pockets of distributors and exhibitors.