Bharat Ane Nenu box office collection day 1: Mahesh Babu starrer gets a record opening

The Kortala Siva directorial, also starring Kiara Advani, has no major competition with only Prabhudheva starrer Mercury releasing in Tamil Nadu The presence of superstar Mahesh Babu in Bharat Ane Nenu should lure in moviegoers in their thousands.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: April 21, 2018 5:56:54 pm

bharat ane nenu box office collection Bharat Ane Nenu box office collection day 1: Mahesh Babu hit theatres today.

Tollywood star Mahesh Babu’s most-awaited film Bharat Ane Nenu, which hit the screens on Friday, is off to a flying start at the worldwide box office. The film, which is written and directed by Kortala Siva, has reportedly become the biggest ever opening in Mahesh’s career.

The film has raked in a gross of more than Rs 31 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on its opening day, reported Andhra Box Office.

Film journalist Suresh Kondi has pegged the distributors’ share of the film’s worldwide opening day collection at Rs 37.25 crore.

The film has also received a very encouraging response at the Tamil Nadu box office. “@urstrulyMahesh’s #BharatAneNenu takes TN by storm, grosses a day 1 record Rs 78 lakhs and a net of Rs 56 lakhs. Awesome! @sivakoratala @DVVEnts @SPICinemas,” tweeted senior entertainment reporter Sreedhar Pillai.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh said the Mahesh Babu film has earned more than Rs 85 lakh from 35 locations in Australia on its opening day. “Telugu biggie #BharatAneNenu sets Australia BO on … WHAT.A.START… Mahesh Babu proves his stamina and star pull, while #BharatAneNenu proves its mettle at the ticket window… Fri A$ 168,194 [₹ 85.45 lakhs] / 35 locations Well begun is half done… #BAN @Rentrak (sic),” he tweeted.

The film is also expected to have made about $1.5 million at the US box office, where it had as many as 2000 premiere shows, a day before its India release.

Bharat Ane Nenu is the second outing of Siva and Mahesh Babu. In 2015, the director-actor duo had delivered Srimanthudu, which became one of the top grossing Telugu films that year.

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