Janatha Garage: Jr NTR, Mohanlal film third biggest box office hit in Telugu cinema history

Janatha Garage collected a whopping Rs 120 crore worldwide within 15 days of its run. The Mohanlal and Jr NTR film is still going strong.

Written by Krishna Vamsi | Hyderabad | Updated: September 20, 2016 10:00 am
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Janatha Garage, starring Jr NTR and Mohanlal, is consistently riding high on numbers and has emerged as the third biggest hit in Telugu cinema history.

In its third week, the film — in both Telugu and Malayalam — had already grossed approximately Rs 106 crore in India with Rs 81.4 crore coming from just Nizam and Andhra Pradesh, according to Andhra Box Office numbers. The film earned Rs 4 crore in Kerala and collected as much as Rs 16 crore alone in Karnataka

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The movie also collected a whopping Rs 120 crore worldwide within 15 days of its run, that is till the last Friday. Over the weekend, the collection across the US has been pretty rapid as the film heads towards the $2 million mark.

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“USA – Week 3: Friday: $ 5,629, Saturday: $ 14,824. Total: $ 1,777,542 [₹ 11.92 crore]… Nearing $ 1.8 million mark! @Rentrak,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Monday.

The Koratala Siva directed movie has reportedly emerged as the third biggest hit in Tollywood after it crossed Attariniki Daredi’s worldwide share with its Telugu collections alone. The reports also suggest that Janatha Garage is right behind Magadheera when dubbed versions are accounted for. Excepting Baahubali’s numbers, Janatha Garage has broken many records in Guntur area overtaking Siva own direction Srimanthudu.

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The combination of big names like Jr NTR, Mohanlal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nithya Menen, Koratala Siva and Devi Sri Prasad had created a lot of hype and expectations about the film much before it release.

With a reportedly a Rs 40-crore budget for the movie, Janatha Garage has already made more than thrice as much amount as it had invested.