Ravi Teja's "Bengal Tiger" has done fantastic business at the worldwide box office on the first day, but the film has failed to shatter the opening day business record of Mass Maharaja's "Kick 2".
"Bengal Tiger" starring Ravi Teja, Tamannaah Bhatia and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles, had a huge amount of hype and promotions. Having recorded a good advance booking, the movie released in 1000+ cinema halls across the globe on 10 December. Trade experts had predicted that the film would start with a bang and beat the opening day record of Ravi Teja's recent release "Kick 2".
The Sampath Nandi directorial opened to a good response in the morning show and its business improved considerably in the later shows in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T). The movie registered an average of 85% occupancy everywhere and many theatres ran to packed houses in these states.
"Bengal Tiger" is estimated to have grossed approximately Rs 7 crore at the AP/T box office. The movie has fetched Rs 5.36 crore to its distributors of these states. Trade experts say the movie has minted decent figures, but it failed to smash the record of "Kick 2", which has collected Rs 7.65 crore gross (Rs 5.77 crore share) in these two states on its opening day, according to Andhra box office.
#BengalTiger Day1 Collections Nizam 2.17cr Ceded 90L Guntur 49L UA 39L East 49.6L West 37L Krishna 32.5L Nellore 21.5L Total AP/ TS 5.36
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The Ravi Teja starrer has got good response in the international markets, but has done an average collection in other parts of India. The makers are yet to reveal the numbers, but if we are to go by early estimates, the movie has raked in approximately Rs 3 crore in other parts of the globe. The film has collected approximately Rs 10 crore gross at the worldwide box office on its opening day.
"Bengal Tiger" may have failed to beat the record of "Kick 2", but unlike the latter, the movie enjoys a favourable word of mouth. As per trends, the revenge drama is going strong at the ticket counters today and hence, it is definitely going to be Ravi Teja's highest grossing movie in the opening weekend.