Junior NTR's "Nannaku Prematho", which was released across the globe today, has received humongous response from the audience at the worldwide box office on its opening day.
"Nannaku Prematho" is one of the most-awaited Telugu movies. Junior NTR's stylish look featured in its promos and Devi Sri Prasad's songs had created a lot of curiosity among film goers. The huge hype surrounding the film made its theatrical rights sell at record breaking prices in different regions.
After seeing its huge demand, the distributors booked over 1800 screens around the world for "Nannaku Prematho" and opened its advance booking six days before its release. The movie registered massive amount of booking with many theatres in the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) selling out all the tickets for its opening day a day before its release. The film also had decent bookings in other parts of the world.
"Nannaku Prematho" was premiered in over 100 locations in international markets like US, UK, UAE and others on Tuesday night. The film witnessed decent amount of footfalls everywhere. Andhra Box Office tweeted, "#NannakuPrematho Fantastic Premieres at USA with $350-400K expected despite losing Many Locations and less show counts due to prints delay."
The benefit shows of "Nannaku Prematho" started as early as 5.30 am in many centres across the Telugu states and Karnataka. The movie ran to packed house in many theatres and these shows began with crackers in the wee hours.
NTR mania was at its peak in the morning shows. The theatres witnessed unprecedented crowd inside as well as outside. Many cinema halls registered 100% occupancy and some theatres displayed houseful boards even before the show started. This, however, was a big disappointment to some film goers, who did not get tickets. A few movie buffs even tried to buy tickets paying Rs 1000 in black.
Sukumar-directed "Nannaku Prematho" received positive talk from viewers and the word of mouth drew more audience towards theatres in the matinee show. The movie has registered an average of 85% occupancy in theatres across the globe and several cinema halls ran to packed houses.
As per early trends, "Nannaku Prematho" is expected to fetch Rs 15 crore in AP/T and over Rs 5 crore to its distributors on its opening day. The film is likely to collect Rs 30 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day, and will surely be the biggest opener for Junior NTR. It is also likely to beat the record of "Srimanthudu" and become the biggest Non-Baahubali Tollywood opener.
BVSN Prasad has produced "Nannaku Prematho" under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations. The producer is all thrilled about the massive opening of the movie and took to the official Twitter handle of the production house to thank Junior NTR fans. "Overwhelming response All over thank you one and all!" he tweeted.