Hyderabad, May 7 (): Tollywood actor Nagarjuna’s “Greeku Veerudu”, which was released on 3 May, has opened to a good response worldwide. Especially in the USA box office, the movie has become the biggest opener of Nagarjuna.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Telugu film #GreekuVeerudu fetches a fairly good start in USA. Collects $ 171,075 [₹92.54 lacs] on 49 screens”.
The collections of “Greeku Veerudu” have surpassed the collections of the previous films of Nagarjuna including “Damarukam” and “Shirdi Sai”. “Damarukam” fetched $1,08,882 (20 screens) and “Shirdi Sai” fetched $1,70,958 (45 screens). “Greeku Veerudu” has made ₹92.54 lakh from 49 screens during the weekend in just three days of its release.
“Greeku Veerudu” has also done better business compared to the recently released Ventakesh starrer “Shadow” in the opening weekend at the US box office.
The film, directed by Dasaradh, is a family subject that deals with emotions, love and relationships. Actress Nayantara has teamed up with Nagarjuna in “Greeku Veerudu” for the second time after 2006 release “Boss”.
The star cast also includes Meera Chopra, M S Narayana, K Vishwanath, Brahmanandam, Kota Srinivasa Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi.
Greeku Veerudu is one of the most-awaited Telugu movies of 2013. The promos of the film, which featured Nagarjuna in stylish look had rose up the curiosity of the viewers. In preview shows on Thursday, the Tollywood film opened with an earth shattering response with its business reaching $29,822 from 43 locations in the country.
On the second day, the Nagarjuna starrer collected $48,270 from 48 locations at the USA Box Office. The movie showed further improvement on Saturday with its collection crossing $55,995. It did even better business on Sunday and its numbers are still being compiled.
As no big movies in Telugu are releasing in coming weeks, Nagarjuna’s “Greeku Veerudu” is expected to perform well. The actor, who has been doing varied roles in the last few movies, will be next seen in a biographical-devotional film titled “Sri Jagadguru Aadi Sankara.”