Director SS Rajamouli's latest Telugu movie Eega, which had opened to an overwhelming response at the USA Box Office, has continued its successful run in the country. But the business of the graphical wonder seems to have been affected by new releases like Hindi movie Cocktail and Tamil movie Billa 2 at the collection centres in the country on the second Friday.
Eega was released on 31 screens while its Tamil version Naan Ee hit 8 screens in USA. The film had raked in Rs 86.72 lakhs ($ 156,408) from both version on the first Friday. Sudeep-Samantha starrer movie had collected a total of Rs. 3.64 crores at the USA Box Office in the extended four day weekend (USA Independance day weekend).
Rajamouli-directed film was released in limited number of screens in USA due to unavailablity of cinema halls and the movie had single show on several screens in the opening week. So the makers increased the number of shows on several screens and also released it in 20 more cinema halls. They expected it to fetch even better collection than the last Friday.
But to their disappointment, Eega has failed to meet their calculations in the country on the second Friday. Sudeep-Samantha starrer movie has collected Rs 39 lakhs ($ 70,744) at the USA Box Office on the second Friday. Its business has fallen down by more than 50%. With this, the film has grossed a total of Rs 4.02 crores ($ 730,457) in nine days of its release in the country.
Whereas Billa 2 and Cocktail, which hit the screens in USA this Friday, have opened to an earth shattering response on the first day of their release in the country. Billa 2 has collected Rs 33.34 lakhs ($ 60,478), while Cocktail raked in Rs 1.21 crore ($ 220,000). Both the movies have surely affected the collection of Eega on their opening day in the country.