Aagadu starring superstar Mahesh Babu released worldwide in record number of prints, theaters. It came with huge expectations of creating new Day 1 record in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana. So where does it stand at the end of the first day? Well, early estimates suggest that the film is highly unlikely to create the new Day 1 record but it has every possible chance to emerge as the second biggest opener of all time by beating Baadshah.
The collections in the cities were phenomenal for the film as we had reported in our advance booking report. But the smaller centers and Ceded territory in particular and predictability with the talk it has, have come out with lower numbers than expected putting the overall day 1 down. There are few surprises in store as well with the film expected to put up record numbers in unexpected territories, courtesy huge hires with the biggest surprise being Nizam, a strong territory for Superstar Mahesh Babu, not finding place among those.
The final numbers have come in around 9.75 with still ambiguity over the numbers from Krishna territory. The collections are very good on the surface but these are the numbers, especially on the opening day, that fail to deceive us in the end as most (not a territory or two) are inclusive of hired amounts and not actual worth. The numbers from Day 2 would truly indicate the actual worth and talk of the film in various territories.
Here are the collections of the film from various territories on the opening day of Aagadu starring Superstar Mahesh Babu and directed by Srinu Vytla.
Nellore â€“ 0.47 L (including Hires)
West Godavari â€“ 1.01 Cr ( ” )
East Godavari â€“ 0.95 L (” )
Ceded â€“ 1.60 Cr
Guntur â€“ 1.27 Cr (including Hires)
Nizam â€“ 2.98 Cr ( ” )
Uttar Andhra â€“ 0.85 L
Krishna â€“ 0.62 L
Total Day 1 Collections: 9.75 Cr (Includes Hires)
Note: The number from Krishna territory is yet to be known and the number provided is only an estimate.