Hyderabad: Srinu Vaitla's latest Telugu movie Baadshah, which has released in record number of screens in America, has received a fantastic opening at the USA Box Office on Thursday. The Junior NTR starrer has beaten the first day collection record of Mahesh Babu's last outing Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC), which holds the record of all time highest grosser Telugu movie in the country.
Baadshah has been produced by Bandla Ganesh Babu with a whopping budget of Rs 50+ crores. The movie starring Junior NTR and Kajal Aggarwal in the leads, is one of most-hyped and highly-awaited Telugu movies of 2013. It has released in about 120 screens in the USA, beating the previous record of Prabhas' Mirchi, which was holding the previous record of screening in the highest number of theatres in the country.
The romantic-action-comedy entertainer, which hit the screens in the country on Thursday, received an earth-shattering response there. Baadshah has collected Rs 1.29 cr ($234,686) from 76 locations at the USA Box Office on the first day of its release and reports of a few screens is still awaited. It is a superb business for a Telugu film and much better than that of many big Bollywood releases in the country. It has smashed the record of Mahesh Babu's Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which had raked in $205,347 on its opening day.
However, Baadshah has also received an overwhelming response in India and other foreign countries like Canada, Australia, UK/Europe, Middle East, Tokyo, Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa and Singapore. Trade pandits from Tollywood feel that its first day collection would surpass Rs 20 crores nett at the worldwide Box Office. Stay locked to this space to read Baadshah first day business report.