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 Cr
Ceded – 1.70 Cr
Nellore – 0.54 Cr
Guntur – 1.09 Cr
Krishna – 0.90 Cr
West – 0.65 Cr
East – 0.95 Cr
Uttharandhra – 1.47 Cr
Total 3 days AP & TS share – 12.18 Cr (Gross – 18.5 Cr)
Karnataka – 1.30 Cr
Rest of India – 0.25 Cr
Overseas – 2.40 Cr
Total 3 days Worldwide share – 16.08 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.