Sukumar's maiden production "Kumari 21F" has grossed Rs 21 crore at the worldwide box office in 10 days. The movie has been announced as one of the superhit Telugu movies of 2015.
Before its release, "Kumari 21F" was hyped a lot through various promotional activities, which helped the movie register good advance bookings. The film was released in 350 cinema halls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, 50 screens in other parts of India and 100 screens in the international markets. It graced around 500 theatres across the globe on 20 November.
Despite clashing with Kamal Haasan's "Cheekati Raajyam" and "Spectre", "Kumari 21F" debuted with fantastic response and registered record-breaking collection at the worldwide box office on the first day. The good word-of-mouth took its business upwards in the following days.
"Kumari 21F" is estimated to have grossed approximately Rs 17.40 crore at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana box office in 10 days. Its distributors' share stands Rs 10.66 crore. The movie has grossed Rs 2.30 crore at the Karnataka box office in 10 days and it has got Rs 85 lakh for its distributors there.
The Raj Tarun and Hebah Patel starrer has also turned out to be a big money spinner at the international markets. Released in 100+ screens, "Kumari 21F" has collected Rs 2.10 crore at the overseas box office in 10 days. Its distributors' share stands at Rs 96 lakh in foreign markets.
"Kumari 21F" marks debut of director Sukumar as producer. Besides writing script, Sukumar has jointly produced the film with Vijay Bandreddi and Thomas Reddy. The movie has reportedly been made with a shoe-string budget of Rs 4 crore, which does not include the remuneration of Sukumar, musician Devi Sri Prasad and cinematographer R Rathnavelu.
The makers have not revealed the price of the theatrical rights of "Kumari 21F". But reports suggest that the movie has reportedly returned the distributors' investments with huge amount of profit share. The distributors are very happy with the performance of the film, which is still doing well at the ticket counters.