Nandamuri Kalyan Ram and Kajal Aggarwal’s MLA (Manchi Lakshanalunna Abbai), directed by Upendra Madhav, which was released yesterday, has received a good opening at the US box office. Its collection from the premiere shows is more than Needi Naadi Oke Katha (NNOK) and Rajaratha/ Rajaratham.
In the term of advance booking and screen count MLA fare better compared with Needi Maadi Ike Katha and Rajaratham. People Media Factory, which acquired the overseas theatrical rights of MLA, held 200 premiere shows in over 150 cinema halls across North America on Thursday. The film has collected $45,165 from 66 locations. The Industry tracker Jeevi took to Twitter to share the collection figure of MLA as he tweeted, “#MLA collects $45,165 from 66 locations in USA with per location average of $684 for the premieres. This is the highest premiere count for KalyanRam in USA. This is not the final number. Some more might add up!”
On the otherside, Needi Naadi Oke Katha earned $30,074 at the US box office from the premiere shows in held in 58 locations. It is the biggest opener for Sree Vishnu, and it crushed the collection record of his previous offering, Mental Madhilo and Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi.
Rajaratham starring Nirup Bhandari, Arya and Avantika Shetty, and its Kannada version Rajaratha were premiered in nearly 120 screens and both of them saw good occupancy. According to the trader report, the movie have collected $18,169 together at the US box office in 87 locations from the preview shows.