Rangasthalam and Sarrainodu
Rangasthalam and SarrainoduCollage of photos taken from Facebook and Twitter

Ram Charan's Rangasthalam made a superb collection at the worldwide box office in eight days and became the seventh all-time highest grossing Telugu film, beating the lifetime record of Allu Arjun's Sarrainodu.

Ram Charan is considered to be one of the most popular Telugu actors, his last few films didn't work well. While other actors who debuted with him churned out back-to-back hits. The mega power star took a long time to come up with a good movie and score a blockbuster for himself. His association with Sukumar had generated a lot of hype for Rangasthalam and its promos had created a lot of curiosity around the film.

The hysteria surrounding helped the Ram Charan starrer register good advance booking as well as brilliant first-day opening collection. A strong word of mouth helped it fare well over the weekend as well. Rangasthalam collected Rs 90.50 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first weekend. The movie earned Rs 56.96 crore for its global distributors in the first three days.

But the Sukumar-directed film witnessed drop of around 50 percent in its collection on Monday, as it was busy working day for everyone. Rangasthalam remained rock-steady on the following weekdays and is estimated to have collected approximately over Rs 39.50 crore gross at the worldwide box office over the first week.

As per early estimates, Rangasthalam has collected approximately over Rs 128 crore gross at the worldwide box office in the first week. In seven days, the Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni starrer has earned Rs 81 crore for its global distributors, who had invested Rs 80 crore for its theatrical rights.

Four new releases took to toll on its collection on its second Friday. Rangasthalam is estmated to have collected approximately over 6 crore gross at the worldwide box office on its eighth day, taking its total collection to Rs 134 crore gross.

Rangasthalam has shattered the lifetime records of Attarintiki Daaredi, and Jai Lava Kusa (JLK) in eight days. The movie is also expected to beat the records of Srimanthudu and Janatha Garage in its second weekend and land at the fifth rank on the list of all-time highest grossing Telugu movies.

Here is the list of all-time highest grossing Telugu movies. The numbers and ranks mentioned here are based on various reports and they may not match with the actual figures released by their makers. The figures of some movies also include their collection from Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi dubbed versions. All the numbers in Rs are crore.

Rank Movie Gross
1 Baahubali 2 1706.50
2 Baahubali 600.00
3 Khaidi No 150 164.00
4 Magadheera 150.00
5 Srimanthudu 144.55
6 Janatha Garage 134.80
7 Rangasthalam 134.00
8 Attarintiki Daaredi 131.00
9 Jai Lava Kusa 130.90
10 Sarrainodu 127.60

Here are the area-wise theatrical rights and distributors' earnings of Rangasthalam in seven days. These are estimated numbers and they may not match with the actual figures released by the makers. All the figures are in Rs and crore.

Area Rights Earnings Recovery (%)
Nizam 18.00 17.07 94.83
Ceded 12.00 11.50 95.83
Vizag 8.00 8.03 100.37
G East 5.40 5.23 96.85
G West 4.20 4.01 95.47
Krishna 4.80 4.67 97.29
Guntur 6.60 6.07 91.96
Nellore  3.00 2.09 69.66
AP/T total 62.00 58.67 94.62
Karnataka 7.60 6.45 84.86
Rest of India 1.40 2.25 160.71
Overseas 9.00 13.90 154.44
Global total 80.00 81.27 101.58