Nani's Gang Leader opened on a decent note at the ticket windows. It has collected an approximate distributor share of Rs. 4.5 Crore on its day 1. However, it is not so great considering the costs involved.
Word of mouth has been mixed, but the film should do well until its first weekend given Nani's following among family audiences.
Its fate will depend on how good it holds during the weekdays starting from Monday.
With a mass entertainer like Valmiki lined up for release on Friday, it is crucial for Gang Leader to make the most in its first week run.
Last week's release Jodi ended up as a disaster as it couldn't even recover poster publicity costs.
Saaho turned out to be one of the biggest loss ventures at the box office. The film is a big flop in Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, but thanks to Prabhas's craze post Baahubali it has become a hit in Hindi.
It has collected nearly Rs. 140 Cr Nett in Hindi markets, which is pretty impressive.