There's no denying the fact that Ravi Teja is going through a bad phase on the professional front these days. Earlier this year, the 'Mass Maharaja' received some bad news when Nela Ticket opened to a lukewarm response at the box office and ended up being a commercial disappointment. Directed by Kalyan Krishna, the action-comedy failed to click with the critics and received underwhelming reviews from them.
At present, he is in the limelight because of his latest release Amar Akbar Anthony. The film hit the screens on November 16, 2018, and opened on an average note at the box office. Thereafter, it could not show much growth over the weekend. Here is the complete report.
A Poor Opening Weekend
According to the latest trade estimates, Amar Akbar Anthony collected nearly Rs 4 Crore at the AP/TS box office on Saturday (November 17, 2018) and showed limited growth at the box office. On Day 3, it raked in nearly Rs 5 Crore at the ticket window and ended its first weekend on a disappointing note. Its total collections stand at Rs 12 Crore.
The WOM Is Negative
The general feeling is that Amar Akbar Anthony is an underwhelming and below average film that has no saving grace. Most critics have said that the plot is outdated while the screenplay is quite dull. As such, the WOM is negative and this might have stunted the weekend performance.
Taxiwala Overpowers AAA?
Vijay Deverakonda's Taxiwala hit the screens on Saturday (November 17, 2018) and it seems to have emerged as the top choice of Gen Y. It opened on a good note and this created further problems for the Ravi Teja starrer.
The Way Ahead
Amar Akbar Anthony's lacklustre performance on Day 2 and Day 3 indicates that it has not been able to click with the fans. Given the poor start and Ravi Teja's recent track record, it is pretty clear that AAA will not be able to recover its costs in the first week. Moreover, being a routine action-comedy, it is unlikely to have any impact whatsoever in Week 2. As such, it is set to flop big time.