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US Box-Office: Mahanati Goes Past $1.6 million

The universally praised “Mahanati” is killing at the North America Box-office.

Compared to recent big movies like “Rangasthalam” and “Bharat Ane Nenu”, the film’s ticket prices were low. Still, it has managed to gross $1.6 million in its first long weekend.

The film was premiered on Tuesday (May 8) and by end of first Sunday, it went past $1.6 million making it a blockbuster already. It is expected to join the coveted $2 million mark by next week weekend.

“Mahanati”, a biopic on legendary actress Savitiri, was directed by Nag Ashwin and it starred Keerthy Suresh in the title role. The film got high ratings from critics and the word-of-mouth is strong.

Tuesday - $313,910
Wednesday - $205,485
Thursday - $149,625
Friday - $263,335
Saturday - $422,673
Sunday – $275k (apprx)
Total Gross – $1.63 million (apprx)

On the other hand, last weekend Puri Jagannadh directed “Mehbooba” released to poor openings. It grossed mere $80k in its first weekend making it a huge flop.

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