'NTR - Kathanayakudu' performed below the expectations on Day 1. This prestigious project managed a share of just Rs 7.61 crore inspite of being the first Sankranthi Release. First Day Revenue doesn't do justice to the hype around the project.
Distributors and Exhibitors looked pretty confident of over Rs 10 crore opening in the Telugu States. Their hopes were ruined with the collections falling short of the expected figure by a big margin.
Trade Pundits say, NTR biopic might pick up from the Pongal Day. Releasing during the pre-festive season could be one of the factor behind drop in revenue. Most People had the feeling that Part 1 can be watched once for few hero-elevation moments. The going gets tough for NTR Biopic if 'Vinaya Vidheya Rama' and 'F2' hits the screens. Aggressive Promotional Campaign is required to make the most out of the festival season.
NTR Kathanayakudu Day 1 Collections (Share):
Nizam - Rs 1.72 crore
Ceded - Rs 0.80 crore
Vizag - Rs 0.85 crore
Guntur - Rs 2.03 crore
Krishna - Rs 0.74 crore
East Godavari - Rs 0.41 crore
West Godavari - Rs 0.68 crore
Nellore - Rs 0.52 crore
NTR Kathanayakudu AP & Nizam Day 1 Collections: Rs 7.61 Crore