AgnyaathavaasiPR Handout

Pawan Kalyan's Agnyaathavaasi (Agnathavasi/Agnyathavasi) has  crorssed Rs 60 crore markat the worldwide box office opening day and beaten the opening-day collection of Khaidi No 150. [Slide down to see its area-wise earnings]

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Agnyaathavaasi is the most talk-about film due to various reasons. The promos of the movie soared the viewers' curiosity and expectations sky high. The hype surrounding it raised the prices of its theatrical rights to an exorbitant level. The distributors made grand arrangements for its release and also opened advance ticket booking for the film almost week ahead of its release.

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The Pawan mania was seen hitting its peaks days before the release of Agnyaathavaasi, as the ticket sold like hot cakes everywhere. The movie registered an average of 70 percent of advance booking in the Telugu states for its opening day. The Trivikram Srinivas-directed film also recorded decent advance booking in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, North America and other parts of the globe.

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The Pawan Kalyan starrer was premiered in around 600 screens across North America on Tuesday and has received an overwhelming response. As per early estimates, Agnyaathavaasi has collected over $1.5 million at the US box office. It has smashed the records of Baahubali and Khaidi No 150 to become the second biggest opener of all time after Baahubali 2. Read more

The first show began early in the morning in the Telugu states and Agnyaathavaasi witnessed an unprecedented crowd both inside and outside theatres across the states. Almost all cinema halls ran to packed houses. The movie received a similar response in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and other parts of India.  

Agnyaathavaasi registered 100 percent occupancy in the regular morning show everywhere. Since this show had a huge amount of advance booking, many cinema halls displayed houseful boards. Some fans of Pawan Kalyan and Trivikram Srinivas, who could not get tickets for the film, were seen leaving the theatres in disappointment, while a few waited to get tickets for the next show.


The Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel starrer also fared well in the later shows on its opening day. As per early estimates, Rs 37.90 crore gross in the Telugu stats, Rs 10.80 crore gross in North America, Rs 8 crore gross in Karnataka and Rs 3.80 crore in other parts of the world on the first day of its release.

Agnyaathavaasi has collected approximately Rs 60.50 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. The film is all set to become the biggest opener of 2018. It has shattered the records of Katamarayudu (Rs 39.20 crore gross) and Sardaar Gabbar Singh (Rs 40.81 crore gross.

Agnyaathavaasi has also beaten the record of megastar Chiranjeevi's Khaidi No 150 (Rs 50.45 crore gross) to become the second biggest opener Telugu movie of all time after Baahubali 2.

Agnyaathavaasi is estimated to have earned Rs 39.20 crore for its distributors, who shelled out Rs 125 crore on its global theatrical rights.  Here are the earnings of the movie. These are estimated numbers, which may no match with actual figures. All the numbers are in Rs and crore.

Rights Rights Earnings
Nizam 29.10 5.45
Ceded 16.30 3.35
Vizag 11.90 3.75
G East 8.10 2.86
G West 6.80 3.70
Krishna 7.10 1.83
Guntur 8.90 3.78
Nellore 4.10 1.64
AP/T Total 92.30 26.36
Karnataka 10.90 5.14
Rest of India 2.40 0.60
Overseas 19.40 7.10
Theatrical Total 125.00 39.20