Aamir Khan's "PK" and Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", which have been doing well at the Andhra Pradesh and Nizam (AP/N) box office, have shown a drop in their business due to two Telugu releases "Mukunda" and "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" (CNK).
Released in over 200 cinema halls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, "PK" had opened to a superb response on the first day (19 December) and showed decent growth during the weekend in both the states. The movie collected approximately ₹5 crore at the AP/N box office in the first weekend.
But business dropped on Monday, though it was steady on Tuesday. The movie was expected continue its good run and actually show a jump on Thursday due to Christmas holiday, but suffered severe setback due to the release of "Mukunda" and "Chinnadana Nee Kosam". On weekdays, "PK" raked in approximately ₹2.50 crore at the AP/N box office, taking its seven-day total to ₹7.50 crore.
Having done well at the box office in its opening week, "Lingaa" continued its dream run in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and collected approximately ₹4.5 crore in its second weekend. But "Lingaa's business also was affected by new the two Telugu releases during Christmas holdays. On weekdays, the Rajinikanth starrer earned approximately ₹2 crore at the AP/N box office, taking its 14-day total collection to ₹27 crore.
"Mukunda", which was released on 24 December, debuted with overwhelming response and collected approximately ₹3 crore on Wednesday. On Thursday, its business was affected by Telugu release "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" and saw its second day collection slightly lesser at ₹2 crore. It has collected ₹5 crore at the worldwide box office in two days.
Released on 25 December, Nithiin's "Chinnadana Nee Kosam" got fabulous opening on Thursday. The romance drama collected approximately ₹2.75 crore at the AP/N box office on the first day. The film has received mixed views from critics and viewers. The word of mouth is expected to take its business higher on Friday.