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"Sarainodu" (Sarrainodu), starring Allu Arjun and Rakul Preet, has concluded the first weekend with a decent collection at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office. It has become the third highest grossing Telugu film in the opening weekend in 2016.

Before its release, "Sarainodu" had created lot of hype and expectations and its makers had massively promoted the film, which was released in 960 screens in both states on April 22. Backed by robust advance bookings, the movie opened to fantastic response and collected Rs. 14.40 crore at the AP/T box office on the first day. It became the biggest opener for Allu Arjun and Boyapati Srinu.

"Sarainodu" (Sarrainodu) gathered mixed reviews from the audience, and the word-of-mouth feedback slightly affected its collection on Saturday. The movie was expected to show a big leap on Sunday, but failed to achieve that. The film has grossed Rs. 7 crore on its second day and Rs. 7.25 crore on its third day in the Telugu speaking states.

"Sarainodu" has collected approximately Rs. 28.65 crore gross at the AP/T box office in the first weekend. Its three-day distributors' share stands at Rs. 21.72 crore. Its AP/T theatrical rights were sold for Rs. 40 crore and the movie has been successful in earning over 50 percent of the distributors' investment. The film is expected to fetch them another 25 percent of investment on weekdays.

Here is the area-wise collection of "Sarainodu":

Area Day 1 Day 2 Day 2 Weekend Total
Nizam Rs. 3.18 crore Rs. 1.98 crore Rs. 1.94 crore Rs. 7.10 crore
Ceeded Rs. 2.13 crore Rs. 1.05 crore Rs. 1.17 crore Rs. 4.35 crore
Vizag Rs. 1.13 crore Rs. 0.58 crore Rs. 0.60 crore Rs. 2.31 crore
G East Rs. 1.03 crore Rs. 0.38 crore Rs. 0.40 crore Rs. 1.81 crore
G West Rs. 1.03 crore Rs. 0.33 crore Rs. 0.32 crore Rs. 1.68 crore
Krishna Rs. 0.57 crore Rs. 0.39 crore Rs. 0.42 crore Rs. 1.38 crore
Guntur Rs. 1.37 crore Rs. 0.39 crore Rs. 0.42 crore Rs. 2.18 crore
Nellore Rs. 0.52 crore Rs. 0.19 crore Rs. 0.20 crore Rs. 0.91 crore
APT Total Rs. 10.96 crore Rs. 5.29 crore Rs. 5.47 crore Rs. 21.72 crore

"Sarainodu" has landed in the third place in the list of the highest grossing Telugu films in opening weekend in 2016. Here is the list of top nine Telugu movies of the year. The numbers may vary from the actual ones, as they are based on various reports.

Rank Movie Weekend 1 Total
1 Sardaar Gabbar Singh Rs. 30.75 crore
2 Nannaku Prematho Rs. 24.98 crore
3 Sarainodu Rs. 21.72 crore
4 Dictator Rs. 13.38 crore
5 Soggade Chinni Nayana Rs. 10.43 crore
6 Oopiri Rs. 7.83 crore
7 Nenu Sailaja Rs. 7.47 crore
8 Krishnagaadi Veera Prema Gaadha Rs. 3.81 crore
9 Express Raja Rs. 3.6 crore

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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