Until a year ago, scoring one million dollars in USA market was a big achievement. But today Mahesh Babu's movies are routinely drawing such collections. Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan and other big heroes need to score two million dollar movies to make the distributors happy in USA. Let's check out the tally of our heroes who entered the one million dollars.
Mahesh Babu's Sixer:
Mahesh Babu is still king of USA market as "Brahmotsavam" is the sixth movie in his career that grossed more than one million dollars. "Dookudu" was the film to crack this, then followed "Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu", "1 Nenokkadine", "Aagadu", and "Srimanthudu".
Pawan And NTR Score Three:
Both NTR and Pawan Kalyan have delivered three movies each that have joined the this club. Pawan Kalyan has great fan following in USA too. Three of his movies starting with "Gabbar Singh" have crossed one million dollars. The other two films are "Aththarinitiki Daaredi" and "Sardaar Gabbar Singh".
NTR has begun his score in USA with "Baadshah" and followed them up with "Temper" and "Nannaku Prematho".
Two-times: Nagarjuna, Allu Arjun and Nani:
On the other hand, Nagarjuna has become latest sensation in USA market. He set the dollars on fire with "Manam" which brought great profits to the distributors. It was his first One Million Dollars movie. Recently he scored another such blockbuster with "Oopiri".
Allu Arjun has also have two One-Million-Dollars hits in his kitty - "Race Gurrram" and "S/o Sathyamurthy'. He has also gained fan following in the USA market.
Among the middle-range heroes, Nani is the king. Rajamouli gave him the first chance to join this club with "Eega". But as hero, his real big blockbuster was "Bhale Bhale Magadivoy" and the movie also gained one-million dollars.
One and Only!
Prabhas has shattered all records. He not only joined the club of one-million dollars with "Baahubali", but has also set a new bar for other heroes to reach. "Baahubali" has grossed 6.7 million dollars.
The Two-Million Plus Dollars Club:
As said earlier, today one-million dollars gross for big heroes is actually loss venture. Their movies need to perform more than two-million dollars to be declared hit. So far only three movies have won this distinction -
1.Baahubali 2. Srimanthudu 3. Nannaku Prematho.