Victory Venkatesh's "Babu Bangaram" has made a decent collection at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The Maruthi Dasari-directed movie has crossed the Rs. 20-crore mark in the global markets in three days.
Maruthi Dasari is one of the most successful young filmmakers in the Telugu film industry and his association with Victory Venkatesh had garnered a lot of attention for "Babu Bangaram." The producers shelled out a hefty sum on its massive promotions. The hype and publicity boosted its advance booking. Trade experts predicted that it would start with a bang and become the biggest opener for Venky.
The Venkatesh and Nayanthara-starrer opened to a superb response everywhere across the globe. "Babu Bangaram" collected Rs. 10 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day and its opening day share stood at Rs. 6.78 crore. The film became the biggest solo opener for Victory Venkatesh.
However, the Maruthi Dasari-directed movie received mixed talk from the critics and audience, who expressed disappointment over Dasari's poor scripting. The word of mouth affected its business on the following days. When compared to its opened day collection, the movie witnessed over 50 percent drop in business on the second day. The film showed growth on the third day, but it was not up to the mark.
"Babu Bangaram" has collected approximately Rs. 22 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The film is estimated to have eared approximately Rs 13 crore for its distributors, who have shelled out Rs. 29 crore on its theatrical rights. The movie has recovered 1/3 of their investments in three days.
Here is the area-wise distribution rights and its collection shares. These are estimated numbers and they may vary from the figures released by the makers:
|Nizam||Rs 7.02 crore||Rs 3.65 crore|
|Ceeded||Rs 4.05 crore||Rs 1.5 crore|
|Vizag||Rs 3.33 crore||Rs 1.42 crore|
|G East||NA||Rs 1.03 crore|
|G West||NA||Rs 1.01 crore|
|Krishna||Rs 2.25 crore||Rs 87 lakh|
|Guntur||Rs 2.60 crore||Rs 1.14 crore|
|Nellore||Rs 1.10 crore||Rs 45 lakh|
|AP/T Totoal||Rs 24.15 crore||Rs 11.07 crore|