"Attarintiki Daredi" (AD) has crossed the ₹70-crore mark in 24 days at the worldwide box office, earning a worldwide share of ₹70.18 crore at the end of the fourth weekend.
With this, "AD" has become the second Telugu film to have crossed the ₹70-crore mark, after "Magadheera." Pawan Kalyan has achieved a rare feat of having two films with a worldwide share of over 60 crore - "AD" and "Gabbar Singh" (₹60.6 crore).
These three films take the top three spots in the list of highest grossing (worldwide share) Telugu cinema. The other films in the list have earned less than ₹57 crore share.
According to AndhraboxOffice, "AD" is estimated to have minted approximately ₹95 lakh share in Andhra Pradesh on the 24th day. The film successfully completes its 25-day run today (21 October) in several theatres and is expected to continue its good run for another few days. It is likely to surpass "Magadheera" worldwide share soon.
However, it might be difficult for "AD" to break "Magadheera" AP share. Interestingly, the Pawan Kalyan starrer, which was in the third spot in the list of films with highest AP share, has moved to the second position beating "Gabbar Singh" (GS). While "GS" has minted ₹50.85 crore AP share in its full run, "AD" has surpassed it and has fetched ₹54.6 crore in 24 days.
"AD" is the biggest hit of 2013 till date. The film easily surpassed collections of "Mirchi", "Naayak", "Baadshah" and "SVSC", all of which released this year. It had been a great year for young stars of Telugu cinema including Mahesh Babu, Jr NTR, Ram Charan, Prabhas and Niithin, who have tasted success with their films.
With 2013 coming to an end, very few biggies are likely to get released by December. Nagarjuna's "Bhai" will be the first film to release (25 October), followed by Ventakesh's "Masala" (8 November) and Ram Charan's "Yevadu" (19 December). Besides these Telugu flicks, there will be big releases from other languages including Tamil and Hindi.
Some of the most-anticipated films are "Arrambam" (Tamil), "Kochadaiiyaan" (Vikramasimha in Telugu), "Vishwaroopam 2", "Krrish 3" and "Dhoom 3." It remains to be seen which of these films will click at the box office.