Nandamuri Balakrishna’s 102nd film, ‘Jai Simha’ opened to decent collections this Friday, taking the 3rd best opening of Balayya’s career after Gautamiputra Satakarni and Paisa Vasool.
The Balayya-Nayanathara starrer earned a decent 12 Cr at worldwide box office, with a distributor share of 8 Cr, on the opening day. The share from the Telugu states is 7 Cr. This is a decent opening considering the competition at box office and relatively low buzz.
Area wise break up of share:
Nizam – 1,16,00,000
Ceded – 1,53,00,000
Nellore – 37,00,957
Guntur – 1,15,48,191
Krishna – 46,17,388
West – 81,00,000
East – 85,26,338
Uttharandhra – 75,00,000
Total 1st day AP & TS share – 7.08cr (Gross – 9.70cr)
Total 1st day worldwide share – 8.25cr (Gross – 12cr)
The film has received mixed talk on day 1 so the second day is crucial to find out how the film consolidates its position at box office. Festival holidays and manageable pre-release business (approx. 27 Cr) are the advantages for this outdated mass entertainer.