Mahesh-Babu's-Maharshi-US-BO-Collections-Critical-Weekend-AheadSuperstar Mahesh Babu starrer Maharshi has collected approximately $ 230K on the first Friday to take the total to $ 924K. As expected there was a jump on Friday, but not to the extent that would instill huge confidence.

The coming two days, especially Saturday is going to be crucial to see how far Maharshi can go in the US. A big jump is necessary, and that would give it an excellent platform to make gains on Sunday and the rest of the days to follow. It is not like it hasn’t happened before, so one has to wait and watch.

The performance in the US surprises many. It is a strong forte for Mahesh Babu, and a film like Maharshi is the right vehicle for the US audience. It could be a case of fatigue due to the similar type of movies back to back from the star; otherwise one can’t explain the way it is performing here.

In the Telugu states, Maharshi is holding better than anticipated and is quite the opposite of the US. Still, it is the weekend that would determine the way things are going to end up eventually. Maharshi is likely to get a significant share of its total collection come in the opening weekend. Watch this space for the complete weekend report across the US and the Telugu states.