Rangasthalam opened to a humongous response and collected over Rs 40 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. It has become the biggest opener for Ram Charan and Sukumar.

The rare combo of Ram Charan and Sukumar had created a lot of hype for Rangastalam. The mega power star and Samantha's looks which were unveiled in the initial posters increased the curiosity around the movie. Its teaser, trailer, and songs received a thunderous response, which upped up the viewers' expectations.

The theatrical rights were sold at a record price of Rs 80 crore, which is the highest for a film starring Ram Charan, thanks to all the hype around the film. The distributors made grand arrangements to cash on the hype and released the movie in over 1,500 cinema halls across the globe, March 30. This helped the period drama to register a massive amount of advance booking for its opening day.

The Ram Charan and Samantha Akkineni starrer was premiered in the US and other international markets on Thursday and it received a great response everywhere. Rangasthalam has collected $706,612 at the US box office in the preview shows and become the biggest opener for Cherry.

Rangasthalam remained strong on Friday and collected approximately $509,106 at the US box office, taking its total collection to  $1,204,578 (Rs 8.20 crore gross).

Its first shows began at 5.00 am on Friday in several centers across Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Rangasthalam witnessed solid occupancy everywhere with many cinema halls running to packed houses. The movie registered 100 percent occupancy in many centers in the regular morning and matinee shows in these areas. The film received a superb response in Mumbai and other parts of India, as well.

A strong word of mouth boosted its collection in the afternoon and evening shows. Sreenivasa Kumar tweeted, "Terrific openings & fantastic wom everywhere. usually Fights & dance ll get claps & whistles but in many scenes #MegaPowerstar #RamCharan performance ki huge cheers. One of the Greatest performances in recent times #ChittibabuOnFire."

Rangasthalam has collected approximately Rs 43.80 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day. The movie has become the biggest opener for Ram Charan and Sukumar, beating the records of their movies Dhruva and Nannaku Prematho, which minted Rs 22.30 crore gross and Rs 24.45 crore gross in the global markets on their opening days.

Rangasthalam has been made on a budget of Rs 60 crore and its theatrical rights were sold for whopping price of Rs 80 crore. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 27 crore for its distributors. The movie is expected to nearly 75 per cent of their investments.

Here are the area-wise theatrical rights and distributors' earnings of Rangasthalam. 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
Nizam  18.00 4.43
Ceded  12.00 3.55
Vizag  8.00 2.43
G East  5.40 2.03
G West  4.20 1.60
Krishna 4.80 1.55
Guntur  6.60 3.15
Nellore 3.00 0.75
AP/T total  62.00 19.49
Karnataka  7.60 2.15
Rest of India  1.40 0.50
Overseas  9.00 6.22
Global total  80.00 28.32

However, the bosses of Mythri Movie Makers are all thrilled over the massive response for Rangasthalam and they visited Ram Charan's residence to thank him. They tweeted a photo and wrote on Friday, "Our Producers just met Chitti Babu and shared the Happiness that #Rangasthalam is giving all of us "