The lovely Samantha Akkineni is beyond any doubt one of the most popular and successful actresses in South cinema today. The bubbly lady enjoys a strong fan following thanks to her innocent looks, charming personality, simple nature, sincere performances and a sweet screen presence. During her fairly eventful career, she has worked with some of the industry's biggest stars and this has established her as a bona fide A-lister. Now, here is some awesome news for her die-hard fans.
Her latest release U Turn has managed to do reasonably well at the Tamil Nadu box office over the weekend. Here's is the complete report.
A Decent First Weekend
According to the latest trade reports, U Turn did decent business at the TN box office over its first weekend and managed to collect nearly Rs 3.6 Crore in four days. The general feeling is that this is a reasonably decent figure, as U Turn is not exactly a very commercial film.
U Turn Does Decent Business At The CBO
The film has done reasonably decent business in Chennai as well. Its 4-day gross at the CBO stands at Rs 57 Lakh. While this figure is lower than what an Aramm or a Kolamaavu Kokila had collected, it is still decent and indicates that Sam has the potential to be a 'Lady Superstar'.
Did U Turn Release On The Wrong Date?
U Turn hit the screens alongside Sivakarthikeyan's Seema Raja. And, needless to say, this resulted in it getting a relatively lesser number of screens. As such, the Ponram directorial has definitely affected U Turn. Its figures would have been a lot higher had it managed to secure a solo release.
The general feeling is that U Turn is a relatively well-made film and it stays faithful to the original version. Sam too has received relatively favourable reviews for doing full justice to her role. As such, the WOM is relatively popular and this might help it stay strong over the weekend.
The Way Ahead...
U Turn is bound to lose a significant number of screens when Vikram's Saamy Square hits the screens this Friday (September 21, 2018). And, needless to say, this is going to affect its performance/prospects in a big way. As such, U Turn needs to do really well during the weekdays in order to emerge as a success.