Ram Pothineni and Raashi Khanna's film Hyper has made good collection at the worldwide box office in three days, but the movie has failed to shatter the first weekend record of Nenu Sailaja.
Hyper is one of the most-hyped and highly promoted Telugu movies of 2016. Trade analysts predicted that the movie would get superb opening at the box office and beat the records of Nenu Sailaja, which is the biggest opener and highest grossing film in the opening weekend for Ram Pothineni.
Released in large number of screens on 30 September, Hyper received good response at the ticket counters around the world. The movie collected over Rs 50 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day and earned Rs 3.40 crore for its distributors. However, the film could not beat the record of Nenu Sailaja, which collected Rs 6.57 crore gross (Rs 4.42 crore share) on its opening day.
The Santosh Srinivas-directed masala film received mixed talk from the audience and critics and the word of mouth took a toll on its collection on the following days. Its business was also partially affected by the positive response for the Telugu version of MS Dhoni: The Untold Story over the weekend.
Hyper has collected approximately Rs 11.50 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 7 crore for its global distributors. The movie has failed to shatter the opening weekend record of Ram's last release Nenu Sailaja, which collected Rs 14.90 crore gross (Rs 9.79 crore share) in the global market.
However, Ram Pothineni and the producers are delighted over the performance of Hyper at the box office. They have planned to tour some places in the Telugu speaking states to thank fans. Producer Ram Achanta tweeted this morning: "#Hyper team will be visiting Karimnagar warangal & Khammam theatres in Nizam today."