Living up to the massive expectations, young tiger NTR’s new release, ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ has set up Non-Baahubali record on Day 1. The emotional entertainer in which NTR essayed Triple role, collected a humongous Rs 42 Cr gross on its first day in theatres at Worldwide box office, thus created a new Non-Baahubali record beating Megastar Chiranjeevi’s ‘Khaidi No.150’.
Below is the area-wise break-up of distributor share on Day 1:
Nizam – 5,05,00,000
Ceded – 4,01,00,000
Nellore – 1,08,00,000
Guntur – 3,05,00,000
Krishna – 1,70,00,000
West – 1,80,00,000
East – 2,96,00,000
Uttharandhra – 1,89,00,000
Total 1st day AP & TS Share – 21.54 Cr (Gross 30 Cr approx.)
Jai Lava Kusa however fell short of ‘Baahubali 2’, Khaidi No.150, Baahubali and Katamarayudu in the Telugu states on Day 1 when taken distributor share as parameter. The NTR-starrer lost significant amount towards the newly hiked GST tax and hence probably fell short of the above films.
The worldwide gross (42 Cr) however places ‘Jai Lava Kusa’ only behind ‘Baahubali 2′ in all time Day 1 grossers’ list.
Coming to the US premieres, after compiling collections from all the unreported locations, Jai Lava Kusa collected a huge $590K from premieres, just edging past Janatha Garage ($584K) and falling just short of Sardaar Gabbar Singh ($615K).
As per early trade reports, JLK has taken decent start on Day 2 in both domestic and overseas markets.