"Gopala Gopala," starring Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh is doing steady business at box office worldwide.
The satirical drama flick has minted ₹26.15 crore in seven days at the AP/Nizam box office, while its worldwide collections amount to over ₹33 crore, according to Andhraboxoffice.
The film has surpassed the first week collections of Mahesh Babu's "Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" (₹25.25 crore) at the AP/Nizam box office. Its worldwide collections are better than that of Jr NTR's "Baadshah" (₹32.6 crore) and Pawan Kalyan's "Gabbar Singh" (₹32 crore).
Despite clashing with Vikram-Shankar's magnum opus "I," Pawan Kalyan's "Gopala Gopala" has sustained its momentum at the box office. The Sankranti festival holidays have been a huge advantage in boosting the film's collections. Morevoer, mixed feedback for Vikram's "I" has also worked in favour of "Gopala Gopala", with many family audiences thronging to watch the Pawan-Venkatesh starrer in theatres.
The film is expected to continue its impressive run at the box office during the weekend and take lead over the Vikram-starrer during weekdays later.
It needs to be seen if the film emerges as the first Telugu hit of 2015. Also, with no big releases for another few days, "Gopala Gopala" is expected to dominate the screens and fare well at the box office.
Meanwhile, there is a buzz that "Gopala Gopala" director Kishore Pardasany aka Dolly will be directing Pawan Kalyan once again. And, this time it is expected to be a family entertainer as Pawan apparently prefers to do films in that genre owing to the grand success of his 2013-blockbuster flick "Attarintiki Daaredi."
Pawan is all set focus on his next project "Gabbar Singh 2", which is expected to go on floors soon. The film, to be directed by KS Ravindra of "Power" fame, will not be a sequel to "Gabbar Singh" but will have a fresh script.
There are reports emerging that Pawan will be doing two films once he wraps up "Gabbar Singh 2". "After Gabbar Singh 2, I'm planning to act in two more films which will be family entertainers," Pawan was quoted as saying by Gulte.
While Dolly will be directing one film, the other project will reportedly be helmed by "Attarintiki Daaredi" director Trivikram Srinivas. However, there is no official confirmation in this regard.