Balakrishna's Dictator collected $83,644 in USA till Saturday and it can be considered as a decent grosser at the overseas box office. Apparently, after its first weekend, Dictator collected a total share of 13.38 Cr in AP & TS alone.
Trade analysts opine that the film has done well at the box office in spite of getting mixed reviews and bad mouth talk. However, the first Monday turns crucial to decide the film's fate. On that note, check out the area-wise break up of Dictator's first weekend box office collections, in the slides below.
Balakrishna's Dictator collected a share of 2.80 Cr in Nizam after its first weekend.
Dictator, directed by Sriwass collected a share of 3.20 Cr in Ceeded after its first weekend.
Dictator collected a share of 1.46 Cr in Vizag after its first weekend. The film has Anjali, Sonal Chauhan and Aksha in the lead alongside Balakrishna.
Dictator collected a share of 82 Lakhs in Krishna after its first weekend.
Dictator collected a share of 1.79 Cr in Guntur after its first weekend. Music by S S Thaman was a thumping success.
Dictator collected a share of 78 Lakhs in Nellore after its first weekend. Anjali though only had a limited screen time, she has got a meaty role to play in the story of the film.
Dictator collected a share of 1.29 Cr in East Godavari after its first weekend.
Dictator collected a share of 1.24 Cr in West Godavari after its first weekend.
Dictator, which released in the Pongal race on 14 January garnered mixed reviews from the critics, while the mouth talk has been poor. Nevertheless, the film has got great response in B and C centers so far, which saved the film from deficits during the first weekend.
While Nannaku Prematho clearly ate into Dictator's collections a little, due to the film bad mouth talk, Soggade Chinni Nayana, which released on 15 January, is further troubling the box-office run of Dictator, since Soggade Chinni Nayana received good reviews and great mouth talk and 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.