Ravi Teja's latest Telugu movie Daruvu, which released on May 25 world wide, is one of the most anticipated films in 2012. The movie was expected to silence the roar of Pawan Kalyan's Gabbar Singh at the box office. Although it has received an excellent opening at the BO, it has failed to stop the latter, which is still doing well at the collection centres across the country in the third weekend.
Despite getting divide talk, Daruvu, which is described as a mass entertainer, registered 70% to 100% occupancy at both single screens and multiplexes across the globe. The movie has collected approximately Rs 4.4 crores on the first day. Its business went down on Saturday with its collections reaching Rs 3.8 crores. The movie picked up well on Sunday and it added Rs 4.5 crores to its three days total collection Rs 12.7 crores.
However, Gabbar Singh, which is also a mass entertainer, remained the first choice for many film goers in its third weekend. The movie managed to hold housefull in all multiplexes and single screens. Trade pandits say that Daruvu did not affect the business of the film, which is said to have earned Rs 6 to 8 crores.