Krishnarjuna Yuddham which released amid decent buzz this week has failed to make an impact on USA Boxoffice collecting just $411k over the first 4 days.
The movie had a good opening collecting over $164k in the premieres(Wednesday) but failed to hold on to those levels over the weekend.
Comparatively, Nenu Local and Ninnu Kori Premieres opened in the similar range($160k) but both of those movies showed a good jump over the weekend($600k in 3 days). However, Krishnarjuna Yuddham fell 50% from its Premieres gross collecting just $400k in 4 days.
The Nani starrer was sold for a whopping 4.5cr Overseas and after the 1st weekend, it has only recovered 1 cr and it seems unlikely this will go any further than 1.5cr in North America which means Distributors will loose more than 50% of their investment.
Nani has been on a roll in the US lately, with 3 back-to-back movies crossing the $1M mark but with Krishnarjuna Yuddham’s underperformance, the streak will come to an end.
The movie’s WOM is not at all helping and it is likely to show a huge drop with Bharat Ane Nenu dropping this Thursday and the Merlapaka Gandhi directorial will likely end up below $600k in full run.
Krishnarjuna Yuddham is also struggling in the Telugu states collecting around 11cr and is nowhere near recovery yet as the theatricals are valued at around 20cr.
Let’s see how far this can recover the investment.