Considering the huge success of 'F2' and positive buzz ahead of the release, Movie Buffs expected the Pre-Release Business of 'Valmiki' to beat the previous best of Varun Tej by a huge margin. Shockingly, The theatrical business of this mass entertainer wasn't exceptional but just in the range of previous films of Mega Prince.
Pre-Release Business of 'Valmiki' hadn't even touched Rs 30 crore. Why is it so? Did the poor form of 14 Reels in the recent years made the Distributors play a safe game? It could be one of the crucial factors for sure.
Buyers of 'Valmiki' might have grabbed a jackpot. More than 80% recovery happens in the first week itself if this Varun Tej-starrer hits the bull's eye.
Valmiki Pre-Release Business:
Nizam: Rs 7.40 crore
Ceded: Rs 3.35 crore
Uttar Andhra: Rs 2.40 crore
East: Rs 1.60 crore
West: Rs 1.10 crore
Guntur: Rs 1.80 crore
Krishna: Rs 1.60 crore
Nellore: Rs 0.75 crore
Valmiki AP & Nizam Theatrical Business: Rs 20 crore
Valmiki Worldwide Theatrical Business: Rs 25 crore (includes Karnataka: Rs 1.2 crore, Overseas: Rs 3.5 crore, Rest Of India: Rs 0.3 crore)