‘Veera Simha Reddy’ eyes half-million premiere gross

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Pre-sales in the United States for the upcoming Nandamuri Balakrishna film “Veera Simha Reddy” are strong. The action drama unexpectedly rose to prominence as a must-see for American Telugu audiences during the Sankranthi period. The film’s promising start can be attributed to a number of factors, some of which can be discussed openly and others of which cannot.

Whatever the case may be, Balakrishna’s film has a commanding lead over the other Sankranthi releases and is shooting for a record debut.

The premiere day of any of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s films has not yet topped $500k. This is a goal that “Veera Simha Reddy” hopes to reach. It is now within the range of achieving it as advance ticket sales for the premiere screening are currently at  $370k. It’s possible the goal of $500k will be met.

Current trend

Veera Simha Reddy – $370k
Waltair Veerayya – $305k
Thunivu – $68k
Varisu – $60k

See which of Balakrishna’s films have been the most successful in the United States so far (based on ticket sales)…

$473k for NTR’s Kathanayakudu
$375k for Gautami Putra Satakarni

Yet, the premiere sales of Chirnajeevi’s ‘Waltair Veerayya’ also topped $300k. However, Chiranjeevi has had movies that opened to more than $1 million.



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