The Telugu version of director Shankar's highly-awaited Tamil film "I" (Ai) has got a fantastic opening at Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office. Having done superb collection on the first day, the film has taken a toll on the business of "Gopala Gopala" on Thursday.
Before its release, the promos and music of 'I' had garnered lot of attention for the film and soared up the expectations of the film goers sky high. Considering the hype surrounding the movie, its makers released it in a good amount of cinema halls across both the states. The film registered a decent amount of advance ticket booking for its opening day.
Released in theatres on 14 January, "I" debuted with overwhelming response with its occupancy ranging between 85% and 95% in both single screens and multiplexes in the morning shows on its opening day. The movie ran to packed houses in many centres. The film showed decent growth in its business in the later shows.
The makers of "I" are yet to reveal its collection at the Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP/T) box office on the first day, as the figures are still being compiled. But if we are to go by the early estimates, the Telugu version of the film has collected approximately Rs 7 crore in both the states on its opening day.
""I" is off to very good start in AP/Nizam. The film has had early morning shows like Telugu biggies in many centres and is doing very well today. It is running with nearly full shows even in smaller centres which is possible only due to 'Shankar' brand. The film is looking at handsome figures in all areas and is expected to collect over Rs7crore share in AP and Nizam easily on day 1," reports Andhra Box Office.
The Vikram and Amy Jackson starrer has reportedly snatched over 100 cinema halls from "Gopala Gopala", which hit the screens on 10 January. Besides, "I" has also affected the business of the Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh starrer, which has shown dip in its collection on Thursday.