Apoorva Lakhia's Toofan (Thoofan), which marks his debut in Telugu, has done excellent business at the USA Box Office. The first weekend collection of the Ram Charan Teja and Priyanka Chopra starrer in the country is almost equal to what its Hindi version Zanjeer has raked in from triple amount of screen count in foreign countries like USA, UAE and Australia.
Toofan, which is the next biggest outing of Ram Charan Teja after Naayak, opened to an earth-shattering response in America and picked up very well on Saturday and Sunday. The Telugu version of Zanjeer, has collected approximately Rs 2.56 crores ($393,146) from 51 screens at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. It has beaten the record of Naayak, which had raked in Rs 2.11 crores ($3,87,808) from 54 screens in the country in 6-day extended opening weekend.
But its Hindi version has fallen back in the international market, while its rival Shuddh Desi Romance rocked the viewers. Zanjeer has collected Rs 3.20 crores ($491,546) from its screenings in countries like USA, UAE and Australia in the opening weekend. It has come as a big set back for Ram Charan Teja, who was nursing lot of dreams about his career in Bollywood.