Telugu movie Jabardasth starring Siddharth and Samantha in leads, has done a very poor collection at the USA Box Office. It has landed in the second place, while Kai Po Che topped the weekend business chart. But its international business is much better than the lifetime collection of Hindi film Murder 3, which has raked in Rs 17.08 lakhs ($31,697) at the end of its second weekend.
Jabardasth was one of the most-awaited Telugu movies of 2013 and it was released in 39 screens in America on Thursday. The film was expected to start with a bang, but it opened to a very poor response in the country and it did not show growth on the following days. The Nandini Reddy-directed flick has raked in Rs 24.58 lakhs ($45,612) at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. Its performance is lower than many low budget movies in recent times.
The poor opening of Jabardasth paved way for the old releases like Mirchi, Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu and Vishwaroopam (Telugu version) to rock once again at the USA Box Office. In its third weekend, Mirchi has collected $25,376 from 12 screens, taking its total to Rs 3.36 crores ($6,22,807). The total collection of SVSC and Vishwaroopam stand at Rs 8.82 crores ($16,36,980) and Rs 1.08 crores ($1,99,698), respectively.