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May 16, 2012 at 03:32pm IST

Pawan Kalyan's 'Gabbar Singh' fares well at the US box office, collects $ 577,090 so far

New Delhi: Pawan Kalyan starrer 'Gabbar Singh' was expected to be a big hit, and the film's release has proved all the predictions correct. If initial reports are to be believed then 'Gabbar Singh' is going to be one of the most successful Telugu films of recent times.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh also suggests the same. He tweets,"USA: #GabbarSingh [Telugu] Thu $ 157,349, Fri $ 204,897, Sat $ 214,844 [some sites unreported]. Total: $ 577,090. Superb!"

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Adarsh further writes,"#GabbarSingh USA total could be higher than what's reported [$ 577,090], since the collections are of 'reported screens' only."

US box office: 'Gabbar Singh' collects $ 577,090

Directed by Harish Shankar, 'Gabbar Singh' is the Hindi remake of Salman Khan's 'Dabangg'.

Taran Adarsh indicates that a Telugu film can surpass the business of more publicized Hindi films such as 'Rockstar', 'Desi Boyz', and 'Agent Vinod',"USA 'opng wknd' #Rockstar $ 612,235, #DesiBoyz $ 702,325 [5 dy], #EMAET $ 637,100, #AgentVinod $ 427,043. #GabbarSingh will cross all."

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This is not an easy feat to achieve for any Indian regional language film in the US. Adarsh emphasizes his argument,"Point to be noted is that #GabbarSingh 'reported screens' in USA are half or 1/3rd of those Hindi biggies, yet the total will be bigger."

Directed by Harish Shankar, 'Gabbar Singh' is the Hindi remake of Salman Khan's 'Dabangg'. The film stars Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan and Abhimanyu Singh in the lead roles.

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Shruti Haasan is also receiving praises for her performance in 'Gabbar Singh'. Critics feel that she has done justice to her role of a village girl. Her last film '3' was a disaster at the box office.