Megastar Chiranjeevi’s comeback outing “Khaidi No 150”, which happens to be his 150th film, has raked in over Rs 47 crore on its first day at the box-office worldwide, according to producer Allu Aravind.
“On the first day, the film grossed around Rs 47.7 crore worldwide. The numbers are proof of the fact that audiences have eagerly waited for Chiranjeevi’s comeback. The film collected around Rs 30 crore from the two Telugu states,” Aravind told IANS.
Directed by V.V. Vinayak, the film released on Wednesday, and has received thunderous response overall.
According to trade analyst Trinath, it’s the second best opening for a Telugu film after “Baahubali”.
“Nobody expected the film to do so well. Even the makers, in my opinion, wouldn’t have expected such a response. The numbers are phenomenal and are likely to get better over the weekend as it’s a festival period. This is the second best opening for a Telugu film after ‘Baahubali’,” Trinath said.
“Khaidi No 150” is making a killing at the US box-office too.
Having clocked $1 million from premieres alone, the film is headed towards $1.5 million.
“Telugu film ‘Khaidi No 150’ is heading towards $ 1.5 million in USA. Tue $ 1,275,497, Wed $ 156,094. Total: $ 1,431,591 (Rs. 9.74 cr),” trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
An official remake of Tamil blockbuster “Kaththi”, the film also stars Kajal Aggarwal and Tarun Arora.