All eyes were on Mahanati, the prestigious biopic on legendary actress Savitri. The film released today to thumping reviews. The unanimous positive word of mouth is helping the film register solid collections at the box offices in India and overseas.
In the US, Mahanati has had a flying start. The film has grossed USD 303,456 from 143 locations across the USA, with a solid per-location average of USD 2,122. This is the fourth biggest premiere number for a Telugu film in USA this year, after Agnyaathavaasi ($1522K), Bharat Ane Nenu ($850K) and Rangasthalam ($725K).
Mahanati has even surpassed the premiere gross of Allu Arjun’s recently released film ‘Naa Peru Surya’ ($207K). Mahanati will surely cross the half a million dollar club by the end of its opening day, while a million dollar opening weekend is also a possibility.