US box office : SVP struggles in second weekend yet surpasses SLN

Telugu film Sarkaruvaari Paata, which started strongly at the US box office with terrific Wednesday premiers ( $ 950K) and a good first weekend ( $ 2M), failed to carry on the momentum as it struggled to add decent revenues in the second weekend.

After completing the first weekend with more than $ 2 Million, which is the fourth one in Mahesh Babu’s career, Sarkaruvaari Paata failed to sustain on the weekdays due to mediocre numbers from Monday to Friday. The film notched up a combined gross of $ 203K during this period.

There is no improvement in the weekend. On its second Saturday, Sarkaruvaari Paata collected $ 51K and with Sunday’s $ 27K, it has surpassed Mahesh Babu’s previous outing Sarileru Neekevvaru which collected $ 2.29 Million in the USA. Sarkaruvaari Paata still needs another $ 400 K in the USA for break-even which looks very difficult as the collections dropped big time in the second weekend.

Despite low reviews and ratings, Sarkaruvaari Paata managed to collect better than Mahesh Babu’s previous film, but it is not sufficient to put the buyers in a safe zone.