Telugu movie Attarintiki Daredi (AD) starring Pawan Kalyan, Samantha and Pranitha in leads, has debuted with an earth-shattering response in America. With its phenomenal collection, the Trivikram Srinivas-darected movie has created history at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. The romantic-action drama has become the next Indian biggest opener in the country after Bollywood movies like Shahrukh Khan's Chennai Express and Ranbir Kapoor's Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD).
Bollywood trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, "#AttarintikiDaredi collects $ 1,522,734 [? 9.53 cr]. Note: Reported screens only. Incl non-Rentrack screens total: $ 1,742,734 [? 10.91 cr]." He added, "Attarintiki Daredi has created history in the US, smashing all previous records and setting new ones. (It) features in top 15 grossers this weekend. It collects Rs.9.53 in its opening weekend."
Taran Adarsh further wrote, "What most Hindi films don't collect in entire lifetime from overseas, Attarintiki Daredi has collected in three days flat from US alone. The glorious (business) in US will prove to be an eye-opener for not just Telugu film industry, but for Hindi industry too." He added, "Top 3 openers in USA in 2013 [opng wknd]: #ChennaiExpress $ 2.22 million, #YJHD $ 1.56 million, #AttarintikiDaredi $ 1.52 mn/$ 1.74 million."
Attarintiki Daredi, which collected approximately Rs 30 crore in its opening weekend, is fast racing towards the Rs 50 crore-mark. We bring you the details of all-time highest grosser Telugu movies at the USA Box Office. Continue to see them in the slideshow.