South Indian Superstar Rajinikanth's Telugu movie Vikramasimha, which had created lot of hype and expectations before its release, has received a lukewarm response at the Andhra Pradesh (AP) Box Office. Having clashed with Akkineni family drama film Manam, the motion capture 3D computer-animated period film has ended the first weekend with a poor collection in the state and other parts of globe.
Vikramasimha, which is the dubbed version of Soundarya's Tamil movie
Kochadaiyaan, released in a large number of screens in the
state on May 23. Though it had huge hype and lot of positive talk
surrounding it before its release, the movie opened to a poor start
at the ticket counters. Its setback was largely due to the film
goers' sentiment to ANR's last film Manam, which was the
first choice for Many Telugu viewers.
Instead of going upwards, the business of Vikramasimha
dipped considerably on Saturday and Sunday, thereby turning out to
be the biggest debacle of the year. The bosses of Lakshmy Ganapathy
Films, who have bagged the rights of the Telugu version of
Kochadaiyaan for whopping price, are yet to reveal the
official numbers of its collection. But as per its trends, the film
has raked in approximately Rs 3 crores nett at the Andhra Prades
Box Office in the first weekend.
Vikramasimha, which was released in a large number of screens in America, has collected approximately less than Rs 1 crore at the USA Box Office in the first weekend. However, its other versions seems to have done well at the ticket counters. Bollywood trade expert Taran Adarsh tweeted, #Kochadaiiyaan opening weekend - Worldwide: Rs 42 cr gross. All 6 languages. 2D and 3D. SUPERB!"