Mahesh Babu-Srinu Vaitla's "Aagadu" has minted ₹31.2 crore share in its first week at the worldwide box office.
The film earned ₹19.25 crore share at AP/Nizam box office and over ₹11 crore from Karnataka, the rest of India, the United States and the rest of the world (all combined), according to Andhraboxoffice.
"Aagadu" has taken a spot in the list of Telugu films with worldwide top first week shares. The Mahesh Babu starrer has surpassed the first week collections of Ram Charan's "Naayak" (₹29.5 crore) and "Racha" (₹28.05 crore), as well as Jr NTR's "Ramayya Vastavayya" (₹28.6 crore). [Note: the numbers are referred from Andhraboxoffice]
Check below the list of top 10 films with highest week 1 share (worldwide)
Attarintiki Daaredi - ₹47.27 crore
Yevadu - ₹36.77 crore
Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu - ₹33.5 crore
Race Gurram - ₹33.15 crore
Baadshah - ₹32.6 crore
Gabbar Singh - ₹32 crore
Aagadu - ₹31.2 crore
Naayak - ₹29.5 crore
Ramayya Vasthavayya - ₹28.6 crore
Racha - ₹28.05 crore
Directed by Srinu Vaitla, "Aagadu" is a commercial entertainer with comedy and action being the highlights of the film. The film had huge expectations prior to its release, but failed to live up to the hype. Audience gave a big thumbs-down as they felt there was nothing new in the film and it was a rehash of Vaitla's past releases.
However, thanks to Mahesh's star power and advance booking, "Aagadu" had a good opening weekend. The film's fantastic performance at the US box office helped it complete the first weekend on a good note.
But, "Aagadu" has been witnessing significant drops during the weekdays. The film has managed to end the first week on an average note by minting over ₹31 crore. It needs to be seen as to how the action entertainer performs in its second weekend.
Gopichand's "Loukyam," which hit the screens on Friday, 26 September, is getting positive reviews from the critics. If the film manages to impress the audience, it will be posing a big threat for "Aagadu" business. Trade experts feel it will be difficult for "Aagadu" to recover and perform some decent business in the coming days.