Rajinikanth's recently-released "Vikramsimha" (Telugu version of "Kochadaiiyaan") is reportedly performing poorly in Andhra Pradesh.
The film, which hit the screens worldwide on 23 May, received average reviews from critics and the response from the audience is also not great. In its opening weekend, "Vikramasimha" reportedly minted around ₹3 crore share at the AP/Nizam, reported Andhraboxoffice website. The collections are poor for a Rajinikanth starrer, even though the actor has a huge fan following worldwide.
"Vikramasimha" crashed on weekdays as the film failed to bring in audience to the theatres. Delay in the film's release and competition from Telugu biggie "Manam" seem to have affected its business prospects. Even in overseas markets, the Telugu version of the Rajinikanth starrer has fared poorly unable to cope with the stiff competiton posed by other-language releases.
The Akkineni multi starrer "Manam" outperformed "Vikramasimha" in both AP and overseas markets.
The Hindi version of the film has also failed to set the cash registers ringing, though the Tamil version titled "Kochadaiiyaan" is doing good business in south India as well as in key foreign locations.
Directed by debutant Soundarya Rajinikanth, "Vikramasimha" has Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The film also has Sarath Kumar, Nassar, Aadhi, bollywood actor Jackie Shroff and Shobana in supporting roles. The historic drama, deemed as India's first 3D film using motion capturing techniques, is backed by Eros International and Mediaone Global Entertainment.
It is celebration time for Allu Arjun's fans. The actor's latest release "Race Gurram" is all set to complete 50-day theatrical run at the box office. The film hit the screens on 11 April and turned out to be the biggest hit of 2014 (so far).
Despite several new releases, the Surender Reddy directorial managed to successfully hold on to a few theatres as a result of good response from the audience. The action comedy entertainer has received positive feedback in India as well as abroad.
It surpassed the ₹50-crore mark (share) at the worldwide box office and is among the top five Telugu films with highest shares. The Allu Arjun starrer managed to beat the collections of several other biggies including "Naayak", " Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu" ("SVSC"), "Mirchi", "Yevadu" and "Baadshah."
"Race Gurram" is the first film of Allu Arjun to enter the ₹50-crore club. The action entertainer also performed exceptionally well in overseas markets and it surpassed the $1 million mark at the US box office.
"Race Gurram" is the second film of the year to cross $1 million mark after "1 Nenokkadine." The elite club also has big films like Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi" (2013) and "Gabbar Singh" (2012), Jr NTR's "Baadshah" (2013), Mahesh Babu's "SVSC" (2013) and "Dookudu" (2011). Recently, "Manam" also entered the club by earning more than a million dollar.