Munirathna's aggressive promotion seems to have struck gold for his Katari Veera Surasundarangi, as the mega-budget film is rocking at the Sandalwood Box Office. The movie, which was released on May 10, has raked in more than Rs 5 crore in the opening weekend.
An unconfirmed source has revealed that Katari Veera Surasundarangi has approximately collected Rs 5.70 crore in the opening week (Excluding Sunday collection). Despite getting criticism for the weak storyline, the 3D factor seems to be attracting the audience. Multiplexes and single screens witnessed an average of 80% occupancy per show in the first three days, claims the source.
Katari Veera Surasundarangi is made with the budget of Rs 12 crore and the production cost is expected to recover by second week. However, distributor Rockline Venkatesh has said that they are planning to release the film outside the state and abroad by this month end.
The movie features Upendra, Ramya, Ambareesh, Dodanna and Muthappa Rai in the important roles. The film directed by Suresh Krishna is produced by Munirathna.