Ram Charan's "Bruce Lee the Fighter" (BLTF) has good collection at the worldwide box office in its first week. The film has crossed the Rs 50-crore mark (gross) in the global market in seven days.
Riding on hype and huge promotions, "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" was released in about 1000 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) on 16 October. Helped by a good amount of advance booking, the film debuted with an overwhelming response and grossed Rs 16.55 crore at the AP/T box office on the first day. The film became the third biggest opener of 2015 after "Baahubali" and "Srimanthudu".
But the word-of-mouth took a toll on its business, with "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" witnessing an over 65% drop on Saturday. The movie failed to show a big leap on Sunday. It grossed approximately Rs 28.20 crore at the AP/T box office on its first weekend. Its distributors' share stood at Rs 20.73 crore.
The Srinu Vaitla-directed movie showed further dip in its collection on Monday and remained rock-steady on the following days. As per early estimates, "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" has grossed approximately Rs 10.50 crore at the AP/T box office on the weekdays. It has got Rs 6 crore for its distributors.
"Bruce Lee - the Fighter" has grossed approximately Rs 38.70 crore at the AP/T box office in the first week. Its seven-day distributors' share is estimated to have reached Rs 26.73 crore. But the movie has failed to beat the opening week collection record of Ram Charan's previous release "Govindudu Andarivadele", which had fetched Rs 27.67 crore to its distributors.
The Ram Charan and Rakul Preet starrer released in around 1000 screens in other parts of the world. The movie has received very good response in Karnataka, but its business is poor in other parts of India. The film has turned out to a big debacle in the US and other international markets. "Bruce Lee - the Fighter" is estimated to have grossed Rs 15 crore in other parts of the world in seven days.
"Bruce Lee - the Fighter" has grossed approximately Rs 53.70 crore at the worldwide box office in the first week of its release. In seven days, the movie is estimated to have returned approximately Rs 36 crore to its distributors, who have shelled out a hefty sum of Rs 56 crore for its theatrical rights.