The regional underdogs have arrived. Telugu sci-fi thriller Eega, which opened on July 6, has recorded the highest screen average at the American box office over the weekend, overtaking not only Bollywood biggie Bol Bachchan.
Unlikely winners Eega’s opening weekend figure was Rs 34 crore even though it was released in only 1,200 screens in India, while Bol Bachchan, which opened in 2,600 screens, managed only R43 crore Jatt & Juliet: Made on a modest budget of Rs 2.5 crore, the film netted an impressive Rs 12.8 crore worldwide.
Eega A Telugu sci-fi extravaganza, the film, directed by S S Rajamouli, is about the protagonist who gets killed by a character played by well-known Kannada actor Sudeep. After this, he takes rebirth as a housefly to take revenge on the villain in his reincarnated form.