Trivikram's latest release A..Aa starring Nithiin,has struck gold by minting $1.5 million in its opening weekend in the US, despite earning mixed reviews from critics. This marks the 10th million dollar film for Samantha at the US box-office as she is perhaps the only Indian actress to pull off the rare feat.
"Despite releasing on a weekday, it's exceptional that the film collected $1.5 million in the opening weekend. It will easily rake in $2 million to become one of the top five Telugu grosses in the US," said a trade analyst.
The film attracted a controversy as it is highly inspired by an
old classicMeena, starring Vijaya Nirmala and
Krishna. However, itwas put to rest as Trivikram himself
clarified the issue that A..Aa's storywas partly
taken from Yaddanapudi Sulochana Rani's novel, by which the
film,Meena was also made.
The makers have added a thanks card for the writer, in the movie, as a token of respect, from the second day of the release.
Also starringAnupama Parameswaran, Nadiya, Naresh and Rao
Ramesh, the film is performing decently at the Indian
box-office.Produced by S. Radha Krishna, the film has music
by Mickey J. Meyer.