Aamir Khan's PK Takes a Toll on Rajinikanth's Lingaa Collection at AP/N Box Office
‘PK’, 'Lingaa' Business Affected by ‘Mukunda’, ‘Chinnadana Nee Kosam’Collage of photos taken from Facebook pages

Aamir Khan's "PK" and Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", which have been doing well at the Andhra Pradesh and Nizam (AP/N) box office, have shown a drop in their business due to two Telugu releases "Mukunda" and "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" (CNK).

Released in over 200 cinema halls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, "PK" had opened to a superb response on the first day (19 December) and showed decent growth during the weekend in both the states. The movie collected approximately ₹5 crore at the AP/N box office in the first weekend.

But business dropped on Monday, though it was steady on Tuesday. The movie was expected continue its good run and actually show a jump on Thursday due to Christmas holiday, but suffered severe setback due to the release of "Mukunda" and "Chinnadana Nee Kosam". On weekdays, "PK" raked in approximately ₹2.50 crore at the AP/N box office, taking its seven-day total to ₹7.50 crore.

Having done well at the box office in its opening week, "Lingaa" continued its dream run in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and collected approximately ₹4.5 crore in its second weekend. But "Lingaa's business also was affected by new the two Telugu releases during Christmas holdays. On weekdays, the Rajinikanth starrer earned approximately ₹2 crore at the AP/N box office, taking its 14-day total collection to ₹27 crore.

"Mukunda", which was released on 24 December, debuted with overwhelming response and collected approximately ₹3 crore on Wednesday. On Thursday, its business was affected by Telugu release "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" and saw its second day collection slightly lesser at ₹2 crore. It has collected ₹5 crore at the worldwide box office in two days.

Released on 25 December, Nithiin's "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" got fabulous opening on Thursday. The romance drama collected approximately ₹2.75 crore at the AP/N box office on the first day. The film has received mixed views from critics and viewers. The word of mouth is expected to take its business higher on Friday.

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