Superstar Mahesh Babu's Bharat Ane Nenu continued to make a superb collection at the worldwide box-office in the second week. The film crossed Rs 200 crore gross mark on its 14h day.
Bharat Ane Nenu, which was released amidst huge hype on April 20, ran to packed houses almost everywhere and collected Rs 161 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first week. Trade analysts predicted that its dream run might slow down in its second week as it clashed with new releases Achari America Yatra, Kanam, and Avengers, which hit the screens April 27.
As predicted, Bharat Ane Nenu did witness a steep decline in its collection on its second Friday, but the movie managed show decent growth Saturday and Sunday. However, its business dropped again Monday and the movie managed to remain rock-steady Tuesday and Wednesday.
Bharat Ane Nenu is estimated to have collected Rs 39 crore at the worldwide box office in its second week. Its 14-day total collection has reached Rs 200 crore gross in the global market.
Recent release Rangasthalam is the only non-Baahubali Telugu movie to cross Rs 200 crore gross mark at the box office. The Ram Charan and Samantha starrer has achieved this feat in 31 days. Now, Bharat Ane Nenu has shattered this record in just 14 days and become the non-Baahubali highest grossing film.
The distributors have shelled out Rs 100 crore on its global theatrical rights. Bharat Ane Nenu is estimated to have earned Rs 100 crore for them in14 days. Its earnings in its third week will be the profit share for the distributors.
Written and directed by Koratala Siva, Bharat Ane Nenu is a political drama featuring Mahesh Babu as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. The movie showcases the journey of a young graduate taking on the state to fight for the rights of his people. The film has struck a chord not just with Mahesh Babu fans, but all other film goers across the globe.