In a film industry where heroes dominate the box office with their fan base and collections, a heroine doesn't quite command the pull and craze as they are just seen as the glam dolls in the movie. Adding an exception to this theoretical myth which also has been proved as a fact practically, Sweetie Anushka Shetty has once again proved her mettle at the box office with her recent release, Bhaagamathie.
Anushka's Box Office Stamina
This is not the first time where Anushka has shown the trade and cinema circles that she is not just an actor to get into the business of skin show, but instead can act, emote and pull audience into theatres. Her previous two movies which were heroine-centric ventures, had marked a stamp about her credibility about her stardom.
Arundhati & Rudhramadevi
It all started her 2009 release, Arundhati, a thriller-mystery flick which went on to become a mammoth blockbuster at the box ffice. This movie assured the producers that she could carry a movie alone on her shoulders. Following this movie was Rudhramadevi. Though Stylish Star Allu Arjun appeared in a special cameo, Anushka once again stole the limelight in the movie with her captivating performance and screen presence.
Bhaagamathie’s Box Office Storm
The movie was released amidst much expectations and hype for the long weekend and trade expected the movie to hunt the Box Office with huge numbers as the trailer of the movie had assured of a great content.
Bhaagamathie released to ordinary word of mouth from the audience and the critics too panned the movie as an average flick. But that did not deter the movie's sterling performance at theatres as Bhaagamathie has earned a colossal 80% of the distribution share over the weekend itself.
The Telugu version of the movie has been sold at a price of 20Cr worldwide and the overall distributor price comprising of all versions are sold at 30Cr.
The movie held very strong on its first Monday confirming its potential of turning out to be a Super-Hit at the Box Office by the end of its full run.
Here is collection break-up for the first weekend:
Territory Distributor's Share
Nizam 5 Cr
Ceeded 1.65 Cr
Vizag 1.47 Cr
Guntur 0.97 Cr
East 0.95 Cr
West 0.66 Cr
Krishna 0.91 Cr
Nellore 0.54 Cr
Karnataka 1.45 Cr
USA 1.80 Cr
Rest Of India 0.50 Cr
Rest Estimated 0.70 Cr
Total 16.6 Cr
The Way Ahead
There are no real big threats in terms of new movie release apart from Ravi Teja's Touch Chesi Chudu, until 9th of February, which only infers the fact that Bhaagamathie could continue its dream run at the Box-office and rake in much bigger numbers.
An elated Anushka Shetty took to her Facebook page and expressed her joyous moment: "I thank each one of you for your appreciation towards Bhaagamathie. Special thanks to my director Ashok gaaru and UV Team for waiting for four years and making this as one of the memorable movies in my career.
We put in hard work in every character we do only to entertain you more. Thanks to my fans and well-wishers who have been supporting throughout my career with their unconditional love. Smile always love- Anushka."