Telugu film Greeku Veerudu starring Akkineni Nagarjuna and Nayantara in leads, has received superb opening at the USA Box Office. It has become the biggest opener of Nagarjuna in America. The Dasarath-directed movie has beaten the first weekend collection record of Nag's previous releases like Damarukam and Shirdi Sai in just two days.
Greeku Veerudu is one of the most-awaited Telugu movies of 2013. Especially, Nagarjuna's stylish look featured in its promos had soared up the viewers' curiosity to the sky high. This Tollywood film debuted with an earth shattering response at the USA Box Office in preview shows on Thursday with its business reaching $29,822 from 43 locations in the country.
Despite Greeku Veerudu getting mixed reviews from film critics, its business improved considerably on Friday. The Nagarjuna and Nayantara starrer collected $48,270 from 48 locations at the USA Box Office on the second day. 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.
However, Nagarjuna's previous releases like Damarukam and Shirdi Sai had collected $1,08,882 (Rs 60.47 lakhs) from 20 screens and $1,70,958 (Rs 94.79 lakhs) from 45 screens at the USA Box Office, respectively, in their opening weekend. Whereas Greeku Veerudu has smashed these records by collecting $134,086 (Rs 72.14 lakhs) in three days. Its first weekend total in the country is expected to cross Rs 1 crore mark.