Koratala Siva's Bharat Ane Nenu (BAN) has made fantastic collection at the worldwide box-office on the first day. It has become the biggest opener for Mahesh Babu, beating record of Spyder.
Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva have teamed up again. As their first combination earlier for Srimanthudu was a success, a lot of curiosity was generated for Bharat Ane Nenu. The hype helped the producers sell its theatrical rights for record prices.
The distributors, who shelled out Rs 100 crore on its theatrical rights, booked over 2,000 screens for the release across the globe. They also opened the advance booking for it almost a week before it hit the screens. The movie sold a massive number of tickets a day before its release. The film registered an average of 85 percent seats in advance booking.
The Mahesh Babu starrer had around 2,000 premiere shows held in the US alone on Thursday. Bharat Ane Nenu reportedly made a record-breaking collection at the US box office in the preview show. As per early estimates, the movie has become the biggest opener for Prince, beating the records of Spyder and Srimanthudu in the country.
Its first screening began in the wee hours of Friday in the Telugu states and Bharat Ane Nenu saw packed houses almost everywhere. The movie received positive talk, which boosted its collection in the regular morning, matinee afternoon and evening shows across India an overseas market.
As per early estimates, Bharat Ane Nenu has collected nearly Rs 60 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. The movie smashed the records of Srimanthudu and Spyder and become the biggest opener for Mahesh Babu and Koratala Siva. It has failed to beat Pawan Kalyan's Agnyathavasi, which is the non-Baahubali biggest opener, with its opening day gross of Rs 60.50 crore.
Bharat Ane Nenu is estimated to have earned a shared of nearly 45 crore for its distributors. We bring you the details of area-wise theatrical rights' prices and earnings. These are estimated numbers and they many not match with the actual ones. All the figures are in Rs and crore.
|Area||Rights' Price||Day 1 Earnings|
|Rest of India||1.60||NA|