One of the most anticipated Telugu movie of 2018 is releasing today putting the real stamina of of Pawan-Trivikram to test.
Produced as one of the costliest movie in Tollywood history this movie has a huge uphill task to take on in US.
Agnyaathavasi overseas rights were purchased for around 19 Crores and sold the movie to non-US areas for around 5 crores. So, the movie needs to collect a gross of 14 crore (4 Million dollars) in US for the distributors to break even.
But, there is no Telugu movie that grossed at least 3 Million dollar in US till date other than mighty Bahubali movies.
Top 5 collections of non-Bahubali Telugu movies in US:
1. Srimanthudu (2015) - 2.89 M
2. Khaidi No 150 (2017) - 2.45 M
3. A Aa (2016) - 2.44 M
4. Fidaa (2017) - 2.07 M
5. Naanaku Prematho (2016) - 2.02 M
Tollywood hero who enjoys the elite status in US, highest gross movie was Attarintiki Daaredi (1.89 M) and Trivikram, who is most preferred director by US audience, last venture, A Aa with Nitin in the lead collected 2.44 M. This movie being released on AT&T Tuesday has the potential of breaking all records set by earlier Tollywood movies.
The pre sales of the premier shows in US is app. $800,000 USD by Monday. Can this break the Premier shows gross of $1.29 M set by his Mega brother for Khaidi No. 150?
Although this movie enjoys no major competition releasing during festive time, can it be the first non-Bahubali movie to collect $3 Million and can this movie collect $4 Million USD putting the buyers in safe zone?
These questions will be answered very soon...
Chaitanya Amarnath Manne