Tollywood Box Office Race: ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ leading the race followed by ‘LIE’ and ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’
'Nene Raju Nene Mantri', 'LIE' and 'Jaya Janaki Nayaka' released on August 11
The Rana Daggubati starrer ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ (NRNM) seems to be on the way to success and has collected $120k overseas
For Tollywood cine-goers, this week has been a tough one. There were three releases, ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ (NRNM), Jaya Janaki Nayaka (JJN) and LIE (Love Intelligence Enmity) and all of them were hyped releases.
According to reports, the Rana Daggubati starrer ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ directed by Teja seems to be leading the box-office business and received more audience that ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ and ‘LIE’. The films which also released in US were received well by the audience. The promotion, screen count and hype is a determinant in the success of a film and the ‘Bahubaali’ fame star Rana Daggubati’s celebrity status seemed to have helped the film in garnering positive response.
‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ (NRNM) was released in 129 screens, ‘LIE’ was released in 108 screens and ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ was released in 82 screens across North America, which seems to have been reflected in their collections.
On Thursday, the preview and premiere runs of the films seemed to have been a determinant in futher business of the films. ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ collected $120,000 at the US box office while ‘LIE’ collected $40,000 and ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ opened to a mere $6,000.
The early estimates seems to be favoring the Rana Daggubati starrer ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ as noted by trade analyst Idlebrain Jeevi in a twitter post, “#NeneRajuNeneManthri starts off on a great note in USA with $120k so far. #Lie & #JayaJanakiNayaka get $40k & $6k. ”
‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ having a good amount of advance booking, followed by ‘LIE’ seems to be leading the race back home as well. While ‘LIE’ received 100% occupancy in some of the theatres, ‘Jaya Janaki Nayaka’ opened to average occupancy.
In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ (NRNM) seems to have earned Rs. 3.72 crores on the opening day followed by Nithiin-Megha Akash starrer ‘LIE’ which earned Rs. 2.13 crores.