Aamir Khan's Dhoom 3, which released in around 605 screens in Andhra Pradesh, had done superb business at the AP Box Office in the first week and beaten the collection record of Hrithik Roshan's Krrish 3. But new Tollywood releases like Uyyala Jampala (UJ) and D for Dopidi (DFD) have taken toll on the business of the latest installment in the Dhoom series in the state.
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Having released with the Telugu and Hindi versions on December 20, Dhoom 3 had collected approximately Rs 13 crores nett at the AP Box Office in the first week. But its business dipped considerably on its second Friday and could not show much improvements on the following days. The Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra and Katrina Kaif starrer has collected approximately Rs 1.30 crores nett in the AP ticket counters in six days in the second week.
T-Town trade analyst call it the effect of Uyyala Jampala and D for Dopidi, which released on December 25 as Christmas treat for Telugu audience. Uyyala Jampala marks the debut of Balika Vadhu fame Avika Gor and Raj Tarun, while popular actors like Varun Sandesh, Sundeep Kishan, Naveen, Rakesh and Melanie Kannokada are playing the lead roles in D for Dopidi.
The promos of both films had created lot of positive buzz for them prior their release. When compared to Dhoom 3, Uyyala Jampala and D for Dopidi released in limited number of screens across the state. Both got good reviews and response from film critics and movie buffs. A strong word of mouth took their business upwards on the following days. With one day left to complete nine-day extended first week, Uyyala Jampala and D for Dopidi have collected approximately Rs 4 crores and Rs 5 crores nett at the AP Box Office in eight days.