“Valmiki”/“Gaddhalakonda Ganesh” is posting good numbers on the domestic front but the US Telugu audiences have not shown the same love to Varun Tej.
Among the young stars, Varun Tej is the only star who has two movies (F2 & Fidaa) that had crossed more than $2 million at the USA box-office. He has a good track record here.
However, the seemingly ‘mass content’ has not brought the USA Telugu audiences to the theaters in big numbers.
Harish Shankar directed “Gaddhalakonda Ganesh” grossed in the range of $350k in its first weekend.
#Valmiki – Premiere: 84,872 Fri: 79,649 Sat: 108,333 Sun: 65k (apprx) Total Weekend Gross: $340k (apprx)
The film grossed better than his previous solo release “Antariksham” ($282k) but collected a lot lower than “Tholi Prema” ($600k+).
On the other hand, Nani’s “Gang Leader” has flopped badly. The film grossed $910k so far.