Khaidi No 150 box office collection: Chiranjeevi-starrer collects Rs 20 crore in Telugu states

Khaidi No 150 box office collection: Mega Star Chiranjeevi's comeback film creates new record in the US. Domestic box office to follow suit.

By: Express Web Desk | Bengaluru | Updated: January 12, 2017 5:06:25 pm
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Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s comeback film Khaidi No 150 has taken the India and the US box office by storm, where it premiered on Tuesday. While early figures show that the film had made Rs 20 crore in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh alone, the film has grossed in more than $1 million at the box office, creating a new record for Indian films.

Khaidi No 150 had garnered $615,000 at the US box office in advance booking, even before it opened in theatres. “WITHOUT A SINGLE SHOW SCREENED BOSS BROKE ALL RECORDS (NON-BAAHUBALI) $615K Till 4PM EST #BOSSISBACK With a BANG,” tweeted Classics Entertainment, the company which is distributing the Chiranjeevi-starrer in the US.

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Describing the film as “a hurricane”, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “It’s a HURRICANE… Indeed, Boss is Back! Telugu film #KhaidiNo150 takes a STUPENDOUS start in USA… Tue $ 1,251,548 [₹ 8.56 cr]. @Rentrak,” he added.

Trade tracker Ramesh B tweeted, “#KhaidiNo150 $1.25 Million in the #USA for premieres.. Jus $100K short of #Baahubali ‘s All-time Record.. Still an excellent no…” Another industry watcher and journalist Sreedhar Pillai wrote, “#KhaidiNo150 takes fantastic opening in North America, key overseas market 4 Telugu films, collects over $ 1 million in Premier shows alone!”

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What makes the collection of Khaidi No 150 more significant is the fact that it was a Tuesday premiere. “#KhaidiNo150 This is a Tuesday Release which is very painful in USA. Theatres don’t operate the same way as in India,” posted Classics Entertainment on its Twitter page.

The only Telugu film that held the distinction of collecting $330k for a Tuesday premiere was 2016 film Nannaku Prematho, starring Jr NTR.

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In spite of being a remake film, Khaidi No 150 has raised the bar in the box office collection because of its leading man, who is returning to the silver screen after a gap of 10 years. The film has also opened to a terrific response from the fans in India. In Telugu states, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, the film hit more than 1400 screens on Wednesday. So we can expect some game-changing numbers from the domestic market too.

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