Mahesh Babu-Tamannaah starrer "Aagadu" is witnessing a huge drop in its collections at the AP/Nizam box office.
"Aagadu" opened to an overwhelming response amid huge expectations from the fans. The film took grand openings on the first day of its release and minted ₹9.74 crore share in AP/Nizam areas.
Mixed reviews seem to have marred the film's business. Critics had stated that the Mahesh starrer is a typical commercial entertainer with the film's second half having similarities to director Srinu Vaitla's "Dookudu."
Word of mouth from the audience was also not encouraging and it has affected the film's performance.
Since the second day, "Aagadu" has been witnessing drops in its collections. However, the film registered good opening weekend collections at the worldwide box office, thanks to its impressive performance in the United States.
The action entertainer has earned more than $1 million at the US box office. Its strong performance in the US ensured that the film ended the opening weekend on a good note. The film minted over ₹27 crore share and took the second spot in the list of Telugu films with highest opening weekend worldwide share of all time. It failed to surpass Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi" collections, which still holds the top spot in the list.
After a good opening weekend, "Aagadu" collections have dropped significantly in the weekdays. On its fifth day (23 September), the film is estimated to have earned around ₹70 lakh share at the AP/Nizam box office, reported Andhraboxoffice. It remains to be seen whether the film will be able to pick up during the second week at the box office.
The release of Gopichand's "Loukyam" might affect "Aagadu" business. The action comedy entertainer will be released in around 650 screens and this might reduce the screen count for "Aagadu."
Vaitla is confident that "Aagadu" will pick up even with limited screens. But, it needs to be seen whether the film will be able to sustain at the box office. If "Loukyam" clicks with the audience, it might post a big threat for the business of "Aagadu."