Mahesh Babu in Srimanthudu
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Mahesh Babu's "Srimanthudu" did wonderful business at the worldwide box office on Saturday, taking its two-day total collection to Rs 50 crore gross.

Ibtimes India had reported on Saturday that "Srimanthudu" has taken an earth-shattering opening in the global market on Friday by collecting over Rs 25 crore. But the latest estimates show that it has raked in around Rs 30+ crore on its opening day and these numbers also include its business in premiere shows held across the globe on Thursday.

"Srimanthudu" received unanimous positive response from both critics and audience around the world and the word-of-mouth factor took the business upwards with the film registering an average of 95 percent occupancy in all centres.

However, its Saturday collection was lower when compared to its Friday business. It registered over 30 percent dip in numbers, which was mainly due two reasons.

Firstly, the first day collection also included the numbers of its business in premiere shows held on Thursday. Secondly, the makers of the film had several extra shows, which started at 4.00 am on Friday in many place in Andhra Pradesh, Telanagana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other parts of the globe.

"Srimanthudu" is estimated to have collected approximately Rs 20 crore at the worldwide box office on its second day. The numbers of its Saturday collection are still being compiled and the figures mentioned here may vary from the actual numbers.

Made on a budget of Rs 50+ crore, "Srimanthudu" has collected approximately Rs 50 crore at the worldwide box office in two days. The Mahesh Babu and Shruti Haasan starrer has become the second faster Rs 50 crore gross Telugu movie in 2015 after S S Rajamouli's "Baahubali" the Beginning", which achieved the feat on its opening day.

"Srimanthudu" is estimated to have collected Rs 33 crore nett at the worldwide box office in two days. The share of its distributors, who shelled out Rs 55+ crore on its theatrical rights, stands at Rs 20+ crore. The Koratala Siva-directed movie is expected to get back their investment with a decent profit in its opening week, according to trade experts.

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