Tollywood box office in the USA welcomed two new releases – Dhamaka and 18 Pages which released on the 23rd of this month with the USA premieres on the 22nd.
What is the USA box office status of these two final notable Telugu outings of 2022? Here’s a brief report.
Dhamaka has reported $79K (premieres+ day 1) from 116 locations and 18 Pages has made a shade blessed – $75K from 292 locations.
Both films had a slow Friday as 18 Pages reported $30K in revenues. Multiple factors came into play here.
Firstly, neither of the films opened to super positive nor bad reviews. And more importantly, most states in the USA are reporting hostile weather conditions with a cold storm gripping the country. Freezing temperatures and power outages are resulting in lower-than-expected weekend projections for all recent releases including the massive film Avatar 2.
With the winter storm likely to continue, it will be a tough road ahead for both these films in the USA.