Hyderabad: Srinu Vaitla's latest Telugu movie Baadshah, which
has released in record number of screens in America, has received a
fantastic opening at the USA Box Office on Thursday. The Junior NTR
starrer has beaten the first day collection record of Mahesh Babu's
last outing Seethamma Vakitlo
Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC), which holds the record
of all time highest grosser Telugu movie in the country.
Baadshah has been produced by Bandla Ganesh Babu with a
whopping budget of Rs 50+ crores. The movie starring Junior NTR and
Kajal Aggarwal in the leads, is one of most-hyped and
highly-awaited Telugu movies of 2013. It has released in about 120
screens in the USA, beating the previous record of Prabhas'
Mirchi, which was holding the previous record of screening
in the highest number of theatres in the country.
The romantic-action-comedy entertainer, which hit the screens in
the country on Thursday, received an earth-shattering response
there. Baadshah has collected Rs 1.29 cr ($234,686) from
76 locations at the USA Box Office on the first day of its release
and reports of a few screens is still awaited. It is a superb
business for a Telugu film and much better than that of many big
Bollywood releases in the country. It has smashed the record of
Mahesh Babu's Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu, which
had raked in $205,347 on its opening day.
However, Baadshah has also received an overwhelming
response in India and other foreign countries like Canada,
Australia, UK/Europe, Middle East, Tokyo, Kenya, Tanzania, South
Africa and Singapore. Trade pandits from Tollywood feel that its
first day collection would surpass Rs 20 crores nett at the
worldwide Box Office. Stay locked to this space to read
Baadshah first day business report.