Sivakarthikeyan's Remo box office collection: Dil Raju thanks fans for making its Telugu version big hit. Pictured: RemoPR Handout

The Telugu version of Tamil actor Sivakarthikeyan's Remo has made a good collection at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office in its first weekend. On Tuesday, the makers of the film and distributor Dil Raju could not stop thanking the audience for its success.

Remo is a Tamil romantic comedy film written and directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan and produced by RD Raja under his banner 24 AM Productions. The movie starring Sivakarthikeyan and Keerthy Suresh was released in Tamil Nadu and other parts of the globe on October 7. The movie did superb business at the worldwide box office and became one of the biggest hit Tamil films of 2016.

Dil Raju acquired the distribution rights of the Telugu version of Remo on the basis of revenue sharing and released it on around 300 cinema halls across the Telugu-speaking states under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations on November 24. The Sivakarthikeyan starrer opened to good response and the word of mouth helped it remain strong at the AP/T box office over the weekend.

The Telugu version of Remo has collected approximately Rs 3 crore at the AP/T box office in the first weekend. The movie is estimated to have earned Rs 1.50 crore for its producer and distributor in three days. Both the producer and distributor are thrilled over the superb response for the movie and they could not stop thanking the audience for making it a big hit at the ticket counters.

"I am really glad the love entertainer Remo has opened very well and has been getting great collections since three days. The film was released on 24 November and even after the three days, the collections have been steady without a drop and the film is successfully running in the theatres," Dil Raju said in a statement.

The distributors say that the movie has turned out to be a great debut for Sivakarthikeyan. "Despite the demonetization, the collections are impressive and I am very happy about it. So much that it has proved to be a great debut for Sivakarthikeyan and I want to thank the Telugu audiences for making this a success," Dil Raju added.

Producer RD Raja says that the collection of Remo at the AP/T box office is beyond his expectations. "Remo was a big hit in Tamil thanks to the entertaining subject. A good story, and new approach proved to be a great advantage and it looks like the Telugu audiences have embraced it too. We had the belief that the audiences here would like it but the openings exceeded our expectations," he said.

Meanwhile, the producer thanked the Telugu audience for the success of Remo. "Before the release, we had expected that Remo would be a good entry for Sivakarthikeyan into Telugu cinema, just like we expected, the Telugu audience have shown him so much of love. I thank each and everyone who is part of the success," RD Raja added.