Anushka’s “Bhaagamathie” was simply unstoppable at box office in its first weekend. After taking a sensational opening (about 12 Cr gross), the film had a rock solid hold on the Saturday and the Sunday to collect 26 Cr at worldwide box office in its opening weekend (only 3 days). The collections are spectacular considering that they are registered for a heroine-centric film.
Area-wise break-up of first weekend Share:
Nizam – 4,88,00,000
Ceded – 1,70,00,000
Nellore – 54,10,000
Guntur – 1,09,00,000
Krishna – 90,96,767
West – 65,68,624
East – 95,00,000
Uttharandhra – 1,47,39,647
Total 3 days AP & TS share – 12.20 Cr (Gross – 18.5 Cr)
Karnataka – 1,30,00,000
Rest of India – 25,00,000
Overseas – 2,40,00,000
Total 3 days Worldwide share – 16.15 Cr (Gross – 26 Cr)
In US, Bhaagamathie had a very good run in the first weekend despite the record breaking performance of Padmaavat. The Anushka starrer raked in about $710K (3-day weekend) whereas the historical Hindi film collected close to $5M (4-day weekend).
Thanks to the phenomenal box office numbers, Bhaagamathie has already recovered more than 75% of the investment in the first weekend. Trade predicts the horror thriller to emerge the first clean hit of 2018.