Badrinath has managed to rock at the box-office (BO) even after getting average response from the critics. The movie, which was released on June 10, has garnered Rs.16.5 crores in the first weekend alone.
Allu Arjun's Badrinath received one of the biggest openings at BO in the recent past. Though critics rated it as an average film, the actor's fans has liked the movie and especially the hair-raising action scenes have impressed the cine goers. Allu Aravind has stated that despite poor reviews, the movie is running full houses in most of the theatres in Andhra Pradesh.
The producer cum distributor also claims that Badrinath earned 16.5 crores in first three days after its release. In Andhra Pradesh alone it has collected 14 plus crores, whereas in Karnataka and Kerala, where Allu Arjun has a huge fan following, it has raked in over 2 crores.
The makers of the film have admitted that the audiences' expectation about the film being a mythological film played the spoilsport. Fans were expecting another Magadheera kind of film, claims Allu Aravind. However, Badrinath, which is made with a budget of 40 crores, is carrying a good word of mouth, say traders.