Pawan Kalyan's Telugu flick "Attarintiki Daredi" (AD) has crossed the ₹50-crore mark at the worldwide box office. The film has earned a share of over ₹55 crore in just 10 days since its release on 27 September.
Although Seemandhra protests have affected the film's revenue, the Pawan Kalyan starrer is performing well in other regions. The film has raked in over ₹40 crore in Andhra Pradesh alone, according to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Its highest collections amounting to ₹16.08 crore (10-day share) comes from Nizam area, which is a rare feat for a Telugu film. "AD" is the fourth film to have crossed the ₹15 crore mark in Nizam, after Magadheera", "Gabbar Singh" and "Dookudu."
Here is the break-up of 10-day share from AP: ₹16.08 crore from Nizam, ₹6.92 crore from Ceded, ₹3.78 crore from Vizag, ₹1.78 crore from Nellore, ₹3.58 crore from Guntur, ₹3.58 crore from Krishna, ₹2.80 crore from East and ₹2.35 crore from West.
"AD" has also performed well in other states including Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The film's earnings from Karnataka are estimated to be ₹4.65 crore, while it has raked in around ₹1.65 crore from the rest of India. The film's 10-day share from overseas markets stand at ₹9.20 crore.
The Triviram directorial has made history becoming the highest Telugu grosser for the first week, minting ₹49.24 crore. The film is also setting new records in the US with its impressive performance. "Attarintiki Daredi" was listed in the "top 15 grossers" last weekend at the North American box office. It was the third Indian film, next to "Chennai Express" and "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani", to have made it to the list this year.
The family entertainer garnered appreciation not just from critics, but also from the audience. With the success of "AD", Pawan Kalyan has hit a hat-trick as his past releases "Gabbar Singh" and "Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu" were also big hits.
The powerstar will next be seen in the sequel to "Gabbar Singh", which will be directed by Sampath Nandi. The film titled "Gabbar Singh 2" is currently in the pre-production stage. The team is scouting for the leading lady to replace Shruti Haasan, who played the heroine in the first part.