Junior NTR's "Temper" is all set to release in record number of theatres across the globe on 13 February. As of now, the advance booking for the movie is going on in full swing.
"Temper" is one of the most-awaited Telugu movies of 2015 and Nandamuri fans have been eagerly waiting for its release. The hype and curiosity around the film created a huge demand for its music and satellite rights, which have been sold at a whopping amount of over ₹50 crore.
Its distribution rights for all areas in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and North India have been sold for record prices. Most of the distributors, who have bagged its theatrical rights, have planned for massive release of the film in their regions. "Temper" is expected to release in over 1000 cinema halls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
As per the ads published in different Telugu newspapers, "Temper" is releasing in 220 cinema halls in Nizam area alone. Sources from the industry feel that this number is likely to go beyond 300. The film is expected to release in over 700 cinema halls in other parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
"Temper" is also set for a massive release in Karnataka, where Junior NTR enjoys huge fan base. As per ads featured in Kannada newspapers, the film will hit over 25 screens in Bangalore and another 25 in North Karnataka region. The total theatre count of Karnataka is expected to go beyond 100.
Junior NTR's last outing "Rabhasa" was released in 90 theatres in the USA, while his "Ramayya Vasthavayya" graced numerous cinema halls. His 2013 offering "Baadshah" was one of the biggest releases in USA with its screen count reaching over 125. The volume of release of "Temper", which is slated to hit 123 screens in the country, is almost equal to that of "Baadshah."
As per ads, "Temper" will release in 25 screens in Chennai, 15 screens in Pune, 25 screens in Mumbai and 50 screens in Kuwait, Dubai and other international markets. Its distributors are still in the process of booking theatres. Hence the figures are expected to go up by the time the film releases in theatres. Experts from the industry feel that its worldwide theatres count is likely to reach 1500.
Meanwhile, the makers of "Temper" made advance ticket booking available on 10 February, hours before the movie was sent to the Censor Board. Since the booking facility was available for select number of theatres, all the cinema halls have sold out the tickets for the first day in AP and Telangana regions, while theatres in Bangalore and Chennai registered around 50% sale.
Trade pundits from the filmnagar have noted that the promos of "Temper" have impressed the viewers, increasing the expectations from the film. The expect the movie to register 100% sale of tickets for the first day and also believe that the movie will get record-breaking opening at the global box office.