From Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi" to "Gabbar Singh," check out the list of top 10 Telugu films with highest opening day AP/Nizam shares of all time.
Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi" minted ₹10.75 crore share on the opening day at the AP/Nizam box office.
The film, which hit the screens in September 2013, set a new record by earning highest opening day share ever in the history of Telugu film industry. So far, no film has managed to break the record set by the Pawan Kalyan starrer.
Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, "Attarintiki Daaredi" is a family entertainer with Pawan Kalyan and Samantha in the lead roles. The film received fantastic reviews from the critics and the audience also gave a big thumbs-up, which is evident from its collections.
It emerged as the industry hit by minting more than ₹74 crore share at the worldwide box office.
Mahesh Babu's "Aagadu" has earned ₹9.74 crore share on the opening day. The film was carrying huge expectations and was expected to beat "Attarintiki Daaredi" day one collections, considering that the Mahesh Babu starrer had a record release.
However, "Aagadu" failed to beat "Attarintiki Daaredi" collections but it took second spot in the list of top 10 all time day one shares. [Note: The box office figures are referred from Andhraboxoffice]
Jr NTR's "Baadshah" first day collections amount to ₹9.25 crore. The film was in the second spot in the top 10 list until "Aagadu" replaced it.
"Baadshah" hit the screens in 2013 and opened to good response from the fans. The film gave the much-needed hit for Jr NTR who was going through a rough phase with back-to-back flops until the release of "Baadshah." The action entertainer was directed by Srinu Vaitla who has also helmed "Aagadu."
NTR's "Rabhasa," which hit the screens on 23 August, took a good opening and minted ₹8.85 crore share. However, the film could not sustain its business due to average reviews from the critics and the audience.
NTR's "Ramayya Vasthavayya" raked in ₹8.7 crore share on the first day. This was NTR's second release of 2013 after "Baadshah." The success of "Baadshah" had raised hopes for "Ramayya Vasthavayya" but the film failed to impress the audience due to lack of entertainment quotient.
"Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu" (CGR)
Pawan Kalyan's 2012-release "CGR" earned ₹8.65 crore on the first day at the AP/Nizam box office. The film failed to live up to the expectations, but it managed to mint decent collections.
Sankranti 2014 release "Yevadu" matched "CGR" opening day collections and minted ₹8.65 crore on the opening day. The Ram Charan starrer, touted to be an action entertainer, turned out to be a huge hit at the box office.
Ram Charan's "Naayak" (₹8.55 crore), Mahesh Babu's "1 Nenokkadine" (₹8.4 crore) and Pawan Kalyan's "Gabbar Singh" (₹8.15 crore) have also made it to the list of all time top 10 opening day AP/Nizam share.