Achieving Break-Even within 3 Days after the release is a rare achievement. Cast & Crew, Distributors & Exhibitors of 'iSmart Shankar' can't as for anything better.
First Weekend Revenue of this Mass Entertainer earned respect for Puri Jagannath. Yet again, It's been proven that a director like him can never be written off. 'iSmart Shankar' mayn't be perfect in every aspect but it has got elements which appeal to the target audience and that's what matters the most.
By the end of 4-days Weekend, 'iSmart Shankar' collected as Share of Rs 23.6 crore and Gross of Rs 36.6 crore. It's just unstoppable in Nizam where it earned Rs 9.41 crore share and Rs 15 crore gross so far. That's phenomenal for a flick who's Worldwide theatrical rights were sold out for just Rs 20 crore.
Trade Circles say, 'iSmart Shankar' is all set to become a blockbuster by the end of first week itself. It could easily collect a share of over Rs 35 crore in the long run.
iSmart Shankar First Weekend Collections (Share):
Nizam: Rs 9.41 crore
Ceded: Rs 3.69 crore
Uttar Andhra: Rs 2.48 crore
Guntur: Rs 1.36 crore
Krishna: Rs 1.33 crore
East: Rs 1.35 crore
West: Rs 1.06 crore
Nellore: Rs 0.72 crore
iSmart Shankar AP & Nizam First Weekend Collections: Rs 21.4 crore
iSmart Shankar Worldwide First Weekend Collections: Rs 23.6 crore (includes USA: Rs 0.50 crore, Karnataka: Rs 1.20 crore, ROI & ROW: Rs 50 lakh)