Samantha Akkineni is one of the very few actress in India whose films have grossed $1million in American market. Her latest release ‘Rangasthalam’ is the thirteenth one in her career which has managed to gross a million dollar in US market which is not an easy to task for a regional Indian film to achieve in such a short span of time. Not many Telugu films showcasing the story of a village in Andhra Pradesh get to do such phenomenal business on a different content only because the story is universal in terms of emotions.
Her last Tamil release ‘Mersal’ starring Thalapathy Vijay went on to become a blockbuster by making maximum bank of 2017 on the box office and also happened to gross millions of dollars in US. Before that she did another film with Vijay by the name of ‘Theri’ again directed by Atlee which also managed to touch the benchmark of financial success with rave reviews. Her Telugu film with superstar Mahesh Babu by the name of ‘Dookudu’ went onto smash the norms of box office and created a havoc in US by earning a little more than their own indies.
She also did Rajamouli directorial ‘Eega’ as an extremely ambitious film starring Suriya and it paid off clearly as the film went on to become a classic. Another one of her cult film with Suriya by the name of ’24’ paid it’s dues very well on American soil and considerably so because it was a science fiction film. Rangasthalam has taken a massive opening in the domestic market with shows being increased upto five times in the region where Telugu is not even spoken by the audience. In Chennai film has went on to gross 25 lacs in the first day which is maximum for a Telugu film by far.
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