Gunasekhar's "Rudhramadevi" (Rudramadevi/Rudrama Devi) has made superb collection at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office on its first day. It has become the sixth biggest opener of 2015.
"Rudhramadevi", which was delayed for more than 1 year, was released in around 1,000 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on 9 October. The first show started at 1.30 am in Sri Ramulu 70 MM, Moosapet Hyderabad. Its first screening started at 5.00 am and 6.00 am in several areas. It garnered positive response from the audience. The movie witnessed huge amount of footfalls in these early morning shows.
The Anushka Shetty starrer had a massive advance booking for its opening day. "Rudhramadevi" received an overwhelming response with its average occupancy crossing 90% in the later shows. The movie ran to packed houses in many centres in both the states. The film did very good business in both single screens and multiplexes everywhere.
As per early estimates, the Gunasekhar-directed period movie has grossed Rs 5.35 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Rs 6.35 crore in Telangana on Friday. "Rudhramadevi" has collected a total of Rs 11.70 crore at the AP/T box office on its first day. Its opening day net collection stands at Rs 9.17 crore. It should be mentioned that the film has been made tax free in Telangana.
"Rudhramadevi" has become the sixth biggest opener of the year after "Baahubali", "Srimanthudu", "Temper", "S/o Satyamurthy" and "Gopala Gopala". The movie has also turned out to be the ninth all time biggest opener Telugu film.
Here are two tables detailing the area-wise collection of "Rudhramadevi" and other all time biggest opener Telugu films. These numbers are based on the reports of Andhra Box Office and they may vary from the actual figures.
|Area||1st day Share||Gross|
|Vizag||Rs 67 lakh||NA|
|East||Rs 81 Lakh||NA|
|West||Rs 66 lakh||NA|
|Krishna||Rs 66 lakh||NA|
|Guntur||Rs 1.04 cr||NA|
|Nellore||Rs 47 lakh||NA|
|Andhra total||Rs 4.12 cr||Rs 5.35 cr|
|Ceeded||Rs 1.55 cr||Rs 1.90 cr|
|Nizam||Rs 3.50 cr||Rs 4.45 cr|
|AP/Nizam Total||Rs 9.17 cr||Rs 11.70 cr|
|1||Baahubali (2015)||Rs 22.40 cr|
|2||Srimanthudu (2015)||Rs 14.72 cr|
|3||Attarintiki Daredi||Rs 10.75 cr|
|4||Aagadu||Rs 9.74 cr|
|5||Temper (2015)||Rs 9.68 cr|
|6||S/o Satyamurthy (2015)||Rs 9.27 cr|
|7||Baadshah||Rs 9.25 cr|
|8||Gopala Gopala (2015)||Rs 9.19 cr|
|9||Rudhramadevi (2015)||Rs 9.17 cr|
|19||Rabhasa||Rs 8.85 cr|