The USA market has been Mahesh Babu's citadel. Right from 'Athadu', he has created a strong market for his films in USA and today his every release would routinely make it to “million-dollar” club.
Although recently all other big heroes are regularly delivering blockbusters in USA, the craze Mahesh Babu has there is on a different level.
Other than “Baahubali”, no other Telugu film came close to three million dollars mark except Mahesh Babu’s “Srimanthudu”. Such is his hold on the market.
Now NTR is coming close to Mahesh Babu and is giving tough completion to him. Although NTR has not yet delivered record-breaking blockbuster in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, recently his films are performing strongly in US.
His last two films brought huge profits to the overseas distributors and all of them have crossed one million dollars mark.
His latest film “Janatha Garage” in its first weekend has grossed approximately 1.3 million dollars, which is huge opening. The film will be adding more in the coming days. This is third hit in a row for NTR in USA market.
With “Baadshah”, “Temper”, “Nannaku Prematho” and “Janatha Garage”, NTR has proved that he is a huge force in overseas. He is now competitor to Mahesh Babu in this market. “Janatha Garage” has no good content, the taking of the movie is also not engaging.
The word of mouth is also not positive, still the movie has made a break-even for the distributor in the first weekend itself. This proves his stamina. So Mahesh Babu has now got a challenge from NTR only in USA market.