Mahesh Babu’s political drama Bharat Ane Nenu, which pairs him opposite Kiara Advani and is directed by Koratala Siva is on a success run at box office the world over. After a superb performance on Day 1, the film is expected to surprise us with the Day 2 (UPDATED) numbers as well. While the India business numbers are awaited for Bharat Ane Nenu’s Saturday earnings, we have information from the USA box office and the results are applause-worthy. Mahesh Babu’s film has entered USA All-time Telugu Top 10 on Day 1 and has hit the $2million mark in just two days of its release.
Apart from Prabhas – Rana Daggubati’s Baahubali series, Bharat Ane Nenu has become the fastest Telugu movie to enter the $2 Million Club by achieving the feat in just two days. And along the way, it has surpassed Ram Charan’s recent blockbuster hit Rangasthalam, which had managed to rake in $1,828,755, from Premieres and Friday and Saturday earnings. Interestingly, this is not Mahesh Babu’s first time at making $2 Million at the USA box office. His film Srimanthudu had also entered the magical $2 million club when it released in 2015. It was again directed by Koratala Siva making this director-actor duo a blockbuster hit!
Interestingly, with Bharat Ane Nenu, Mahesh Babu has joined Prabhas since both these Tollywood stars now have two films each in the Top 10 $2 million club in the USA box office. Other superstars like Chiranjeevi, Pawan Kalyan, NTR, Ram Charan and Varun Tej can boast of only one. With Bharat Ane Nenu, Mahesh Babu has also broken his own first day earning record in Chennai and Tamil Nadu.
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Trade is abuzz with predictions that the film will continue it’s success run post the first weekend as well. Sunday numbers will be crucial since they will again give us clarity on the opening weekend records the film has broken and made. The film released in only one language, Telugu, and despite that, it has been doing very well in non-Telugu markets as well.