Both Ravi Teja's mass movie "Raja The Great" and Vijay's mass action drama "Mersal" hit the screens on same day in USA.
Both the movies received mixed reviews but Vijay has shown his star power and popularity by getting strong collections for his movie.
Generally, Tollywood big heroes' movies perform better than the Tamil star movies at USA Box Office. However, this time, Vijay's movie is rocking whereas Ravi Teja's film is showing downwards trend.
Ravi Teja's "Raja The Great" premiered on Tuesday to impressive numbers ($135k) but it has failed to show the same momentum on Wednesday and Thursday. The film stands with just 197k dollars.
It has to show huge jump in collections on Friday and Saturday to reach to the break-even. If it continues to gross mere 30k or 40k, it will end up another flop for USA distributors.
Vijay who is not known to be major star in USA surprisingly has shown his power. "Mersal" has shown great jump in the collections. By end of first Thursday, "Mersal" posted huge number - 650k dollars.
It has high chances of reaching in million dollars club by end of this weekend. So, "Mersal" is heading towards a hit in USA too.