Pawan Kalyan-Venkatesh starrer "Gopala Gopala" has done decent business in the first five days at the worldwide box office.
"Gopala Gopala," which hit screens on 10 January, took good openings by minting over ₹9 crore on the first day at the AP/Nizam box office. The film's collections dropped on the second day and it raked in over ₹13 crore in two days.
However, the film has managed to hold well and has managed to collect over ₹17 crore share in the first five days at the AP/Nizam box office. It has surpassed the opening weekend collections of Mahesh Babu's "Aagadu," which amounts to ₹16.6 crore.
"Gopala Gopala" worldwide collections is estimated to be around ₹26.5 crore share, but the film has failed to beat "Aagadu" three-day collections of ₹27.6 crore share, according to Andhraboxoffice. The worldwide theatricals of "Gopala Gopala" is valued at over ₹46 crore and it needs to be seen if the Pawan-Venkatesh starrer will be able to recover its costs and emerge as a profitable venture.
The release of Vikram's "I" has apparently affected the film's collections. "I" has released in huge number of screens and is said to have taken humongous openings at the AP/Nizam box office. The release of "I" might have reduced the screen count for "Gopala Gopala," thus affecting its business.
However, "I" is receiving mixed reports from the critics as well as from the audience. This might work in favour of "Gopala Gopala" and help the film pick up at the box office. It will be interesting to see how these two films fare during the Sankranti holidays and which one emerges as a Sankranti winner.
Directed by Kishore Pardasany, "Gopala Gopala" is a satirical drama and is a remake of the Hindi film "Oh My God." The film has Pawan playing the God's role, while Venkatesh appears as an atheist. Shriya Saran, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhu Shalini and Diksha Panth are also part of the cast. Anup Rubens has composed the songs, while the film is produced by Sharrath Marar and Suresh Babu.