Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer records the highest post-pandemic Week 1 collection

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RRR‘ has ended its first week at the box office on a high. The Hindi dubbed version of the Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer ended the week maintaining a steady collection of an estimated Rs 11.50 crore nett.

According to a report on boxofficeindia.com, the film saw another minor 10-12% drop in collections and fetched the double-digit total. The Rs 131.50 crore nett brought in during Week 1, is reported to be the highest post-pandemic total.

The Hindi version of the film has managed to get these numbers despite drawing in limited business from the South which amounted to an estimated Rs 4.50 crore nett. Akshay Kumar‘s ‘Sooryavanshi‘ earned an estimated Rs 9.50 crore nett, which was considerably more from the same belt.

The collections drawn in during this week has made the film a sure shot ‘HIT’. Now, all eyes will be turned to the Friday box office, to see if the film can hold strong when faced with competition from new releases like John Abraham‘s ‘Attack’ and Jared Leto’s superhero film ‘Morbius’. On the OTT space, people also have got their weekly dose of entertainment with late actor Rishi Kapoor‘s final film ‘Sharmaji Namkeen’ releasing on a digital platform.

‘RRR’, has also tasted success in from the two Telugu-speaking states to the United Kingdom, where it roared past Jake Gyllenhaal‘s ‘Ambulance’ and Tom Holland‘s ‘Uncharted’, has established Tollywood as India’s new cinema powerhouse.

With its worldwide earnings touching Rs 652 crore gross on its sixth day, far surpassing even the collections of ‘The Kashmir Files’, ‘RRR’ has proved that S.S. Rajamouli‘s competition is himself — after edging out his own ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ from the No. 2 all-time blockbuster spot, he has only ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ to dislodge to establish ‘RRR’ as Indian cinema’s highest-ever grosser.

Coming close on the heels of the success of the Allu Arjun-starrer ‘Pushpa: The Rise’, ‘RRR’ has made it amply clear that Telugu commercial cinema is the new entertainment leader in post-Covid India, especially when compared with Bollywood films such as ’83’, ‘Gangubai Kathiyawadi’ and ‘Bachchan Pandey’.

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