Aravinda Sametha, film in Trivikram-NTR's first ever combination, completes one week. Setting aside its world-wide collections, the film has managed to take home Rs 50 crore share in the two Telugu states during the first weekend.
To be exact, the film collected Rs 52 crore 66 lakh in 7 days, making it a decent figure for a NTR film. However, the film was sold at Rs 70 crore in both Telugu states. But the film is another 25 to 30 per cent away from the magic figure.
This week saw the release of Hello Guru Prema Kosame and Pandem Kodi 2. Since Pandem Kodi might attract audiences in C centres mostly, it may not impact Aravinda directly. On the other hand, Hello Guru could snatch away some collections in A centres.
Having said that, the film will have no big competition between 2nd and 4th weeks. Still, the makers have cut down on the theatres drastically and retained the film in big theatres.
This will help them manage to cover the remaining share, though there is a likelihood of it losing out at least 10 per cent in the bargain.
First week collections:
Nizam -- 15.80 cr
Ceded -- 10.10 cr
Uttarandhra -- 5.95 cr
East -- 4.65 cr
West -- 3.65 cr
Krishna -- 3.60 cr
Guntur -- 6.75 cr
Nellore -- 2.16 cr
Karnataka, Tamil, Rest of India -- Rs 8 cr
USA - 8 Cr
Rest Of World - 3 Cr
Total World Wide Collection: 71.66 Cr