In all, Manam has been making rare reviews and creating a new wave at the box office with Akkineni family’s tribute to legendary Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR), collecting Rs.6.5 crore as of Saturday and eyeing Rs.10-crore in the first weekend.
The opening day and premiere collections grossed more than Rs.3 crore as of Friday and another Rs.3.5 crore on its second day in all the screens worldwide, sources said. The family drama, made with a budget of Rs.15 crore, is all set to cross Rs.10 crore on its first week itself by conservative estimates.
Though official figures are not forthcoming, indications are that the film will cross Rs.10 crore this weekend, giving it a tough challenge for Rajinikanth film “Vikaramasimha” or the Telugu version of “Kochayidaan”.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh too is upbeat when he tweeted the first day figures: “Telugu film #Manam – USA: Thu previews $ 95,473, Fri $ 196,608. Total: $ 292,081 [Rs 1.71 cr]. Many screens yet to report. SUPERB.”
Telugu film #Manam – USA: Thu previews $ 95,473, Fri $ 196,608. Total: $ 292,081 [Rs 1.71 cr]. Many screens yet to report. SUPERB.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 24, 2014
Telugu film #Manam 1st Day – Shares Nizam – 91 lacs Ceded – 39 lacs Vizag – 22 lacs Guntur – 18 lacs East Godavari – 14 lacs West Godavari – 15 lacs Krishna – 17 lacs Nellore – 7 lacs Andhra Pradesh – Rs. 2.23 cr Karnataka – Rs. 16 lacs North India / TNK approx. – Rs. 3 lacs Total 1st day Share: approx. Rs. 2.50 cr In the US, it has collected $91,000 on Thursday and $212,000 on Friday, totaling $307,000 giving the film a big headstart in more than 100 screens it was released in the USA. USA B.O: #Manam – Thursday: $ 95k Friday – $212k. Total = $307k. Superb start. Other tweets show that the film is doing well in Ceded districts collecting Rs. 40 lakh on Saturday, totaling Rs.70 lakhs so far. #Manam Ceded 2nd day gross 40 lakhs & share 30 lakhs; total 2 days share 70 lakhs. #Manam (Telugu)taken a fantastic opening in TN. @iamnagarjuna’s best ever opening = Rs 8.60 lakhs from 22 screens (limited shows) on May 23
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