The Sankranti festival saw the release of four films including – Jr NTR’s ‘Nannaku Prematho’ , Balakrishna’s ‘Dictator’ , Sharwanand’s ‘ Express Raja’ and Nagarjuna’s ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ ,last week.
According to Trade Analysts, All the films have fared well encashing the festival mood but the true Sankarathi winner is Nagarjuna’s ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’.
Nagarjuna’ ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana‘ was released on Jan 15 , has already recovered 95% of its pre release Business of 15 Cr (theatricals). The movie has minted 14.1 Cr share by its first weekend (3 days). It is running in packed houses on its 1st Monday. Surprisingly the movie has crossed half million USD in USA. Read : Soggade Chinni Nayana 3 Days Collections
On the other hand NTR’s ‘Nannaku Prematho‘ stood as Top grosser in sankranthi season, collecting around 38 Cr share Worldwide in 5 days . It has done mind blowing business in overseas collecting $1.63 M. It has actually recovered 75% of its pre release business, which is at 53+ Cr (Theatricals). Read: Nannaku Prematho 5 Days Collections
While Balakrishna’s ‘Dictator‘ looked strong in B & C centers and failed to impress Overseas audience and ‘A’ Class center audience. The movie has collected around 15.5 cr share worldwide in 4 days . It has recovered 58% of its pre release business, which is at 27+ Cr (Theatricals). Read : Dictator 4 days collections
Sharvand’s ‘Express raja ‘ has fared well comparatively to its pre release business. The movie has collected around 5 Cr share worldwide in 4 days. It has got good revenues of $255k in USA. Due to heavy competition , the movie did not release in ROI and Karnataka. It has recovered 83% of its pre release business, which is at 6+ Cr (Theatricals). Read: Express Raja 4 Days Collections
Going by figures, Nagarjuna’s ‘Soggade Chinni Nayana’ has emerged as the winner of the Sankranthi season.