Balakrishna's Dictator box office is almost closed at overseas at the end of its first week and we can say the movie's bad reviews and poor word of mouth has made overseas distributors pay high. However, after its first week, Dictator collected a total share of 17.27 Cr in AP & TS alone and running towards being an average grosser.
Trade analysts opine that the film has done well at the box office in spite of getting mixed reviews and bad mouth talk. But the film has been registering heavy drops in many key areas as it enters its second week, which is bothering. On that note, check out the area-wise break up of Dictator's first week box office collections, in the slides below.
Balakrishna's Dictator collected a share of 3.35 Cr in Nizam after its first week.
Dictator, directed by Sriwass collected a share of 3.68 Cr in Ceeded after its first week.
Dictator collected a share of 93 Lakhs in Krishna after its first week.
Dictator collected a share of 1.99 Cr in Guntur after its first week. Music by S S Thaman was a thumping success.
Dictator collected a share of 85 Lakhs in Nellore after its first week. Anjali though only had a limited screen time, she has got an important role to play.
Dictator collected a share of 1.64 Cr in East Godavari after its first week.
Dictator collected a share of 1.38 Cr in West Godavari after its first week.
Dictator, which released in the Pongal race on 14 January has got great response in B and C centers so far, which made distributors of that areas enter profit zone after the first week. While Nannaku Prematho clearly ate into Dictator's collections a little, due to the film's bad mouth talk, Soggade Chinni Nayana, which released on 15 January, is further troubling the box-office run of Dictator.
Also because Soggade Chinni Nayana received good reviews and great mouth talk, a share of audiences are being redirected, opine the trade analysts.
Dictator must garner about 27 Cr share worldwide to be declared as a hit. Considering that, we can say Dictator had a decent start at the box office. Stay tuned to this space for more box office updates of Pongal releases.