US BO: AVAK Performs Decently, Acharya Sinks TotallyVishwak Sen starrer ‘Ashoka Vanamlo Arjuna Kalyanam‘ released on Friday to decent talk. The war of words between the hero Vishwak Sen and a TV anchor also gave a lot of mileage to the movie, which resulted in an above-average first day at the box office.

In the Overseas territory also, the film is doing decent business considering its limited release. The film opened in only 10 locations in the US on its Thursday premiere. The reported gross for AVAK on Friday was $40,114 from 81 locations. The reports are okayish, which should help it see an upward trend at the ticket windows.

The film’s performance has come as a relief, and it is the success of this kind of small and medium budget film that will help the industry grow. Films like RRR and KGF come once in a blue moon. The trade is terming it as a breather after the big-budget actioners.

BhalaThandhanana: $1,988 – 38 Locations (Total Gross: $2,418)

Acharya: $1,065 – 17 Locations (Total Gross: $981,735)

The week’s other releases, Bhala Thandanana and Jayamma Panchayathi, have sunk without a trace, and last week’s Acharya has been a washout at the US box office.