Premam, Eedu Gold Ehe and Abhinetri
Premam 1st weekend box office collection: Naga-Shruti's film beats Eedu Gold Ehe, Abhinetri. Pictured: Premam, Eedu Gold Ehe and AbhinetriCollage of photos taken from Twitter and Facebook.

Naga Chaitanya's Premam has made decent collection at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office in the first weekend. It has topped the charts, beating Eedu Gold Ehe and Abhinetri.

Premam is one of the most-talked about and highly-awaited Telugu movies of 2016. Its promos garnered a lot of public attention and it was expected to get big opening at the box office. But the film had to share the screens with other new releases Eedu Gold Ehe, Abhinetri and Mana Oori Ramayanam.

Though it clashed with three films, the Naga Chaitanya and Shruti Haasan starrer received decent opening on Friday. The movie collected Rs 3.40 crore gross at the AP/T box office on the first day and it earned a share of 2.39 crore for the distributors. The film lead the race, beating the new Telugu film, which fetched some average numbers on their opening day.

Having garnered positive talk from the audience, the Chandoo Mondeti-directed film remained strong at the ticket counters in both the states. Premam has collected Rs 8.50 crore gross at the AP/T box office in the first weekend. The movie has fetched a share of Rs 5.91 crore for its distributors in three days.

Eedu Gold Ehe and Abhinetri, which were released in a limited number screens each, are estimated to have collected approximately Rs 3 crore and 1.50 crore, respectively, at the AP/T box office in the first weekend. Eedu Gold Ehe and Abhinetri are estimated to have earned Rs 2 crore and Rs 95 lakh respectively for their distributors in these states.

However, Premam has been made with a whopping budget of Rs 20 crore and its global theatrical rights fetched Rs 17 crore to its makers. The movie is estimated to have earned a huge share of Rs 10 crore for its worldwide distributors in three days. Here are the estimated distributors' share in various areas of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Area Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Total Share
Nizam Rs 85 lakh Rs 62 lakh Rs 70 lakh Rs 2.17 crore
Ceeded Rs 36 lakh Rs 26 lakh Rs 28 lakh Rs 90 lakh
Vizag Rs 26 lakh Rs 18 lakh Rs 24 lakh Rs 68 lakh
G East Rs 21 lakh Rs 16 lakh Rs 18 lakh Rs 55 lakh
G West Rs 15 lakh Rs 11 lakh Rs 13 lakh Rs 39 lakh
Krishna Rs 19 lakh Rs 16.94 lakh Rs 19.23 lakh Rs 55.17 lakh
Guntur Rs 26 lakh Rs 16 lakh Rs 18.95 lakh Rs 61 lakh
Nellore Rs 11 lakh Rs 7 lakh Rs 8 lakh Rs 26 lakh
AP/T Total Rs 2.39 crore Rs 1.72 crore Rs 1.80 crore Rs 6.11 crore