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.
#BharatAneNenu off to flyer. 👍👌
AP/TG Day1 Share 23.5C
Karnataka : 3.75C
Overseas + R.O.I : 10C (Estimated)
WW Day1 Share around 37.25C pic.twitter.com/QHbqSkq8EV
— Suresh Kondi (@V6_Suresh) April 21, 2018
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
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 21, 2018
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) April 21, 2018
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.
#BharatAneNenu USA will do 1.5mil+ on Premieres+Fri, which is very very Big number considering movie is not released on a Tuesday, No offers, No Movie Pass & reasonable ticket prices. We @greatindiafilms PROMISE U movie will have a dream run in coming days in overseas and India.
— Great India Films (@greatindiafilms) April 21, 2018
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.