Dulquer Salmaan – Keerthy Suresh’s period film Mahanati, which tells the story of one of the biggest South Indian actresses Savitri, has set the cash registers ringing in USA. The film has raked in $261,112 from 149 locations on Friday and the total gross in the USA box office has now reached $930,180. The film has now become the 6th highest Telugu grosser of the year 2018 in USA, with films like Rangasthalam, Bharat Ane Nenu, Agnyaathavaasi, Bhaagmathie and Tholi Prema ahead of it.
Directed by Nag Ashwin, Mahanati is the first biopic to come out of Tollywood and it has opened to rave reviews from critics, audience and the film fraternity. Chiranjeevi, SS Rajamouli, Atlee, Vamsi Kaka and more have given the film thumbs up and called it a must watch epic drama. While the film is doing well in USA, it is also setting new benchmarks in Australia. Talking about the same, trade expert Taran Adarsh revealed, “Telugu film #Mahanati is WINNING HEARTS in AUSTRALIA as well… A Wed release is a rarity there, but #Mahanati attained SUPER numbers in pre-weekend too…” The film released in 14 locations on May 9 (Wednesday) and earned A$ 31,500, and further A$ 22,953 on Thursday and A$ 31,070 from 15 locations on Friday. The total gross at the Australian Box Office is A$ 85,523 (Rs 43.49 lakhs)
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Not just internationally, Mahanati has a strong hold in the domestic markets as well and has been doing well in Telugu States, Bangalore and Chennai.