Godfather first day box office collections; Chiranjeevi starrer has a BUMPER opening BUT...

The Chiranjeevi starrer Lucifer remake, Godfather had a bumper opening, collecting Rs. 17.50 crores approx across AP/TS on the first day.

Updated on Oct 06, 2022 08:09 PM IST  |  486.3K
Godfather, Chiranjeevi, Salman Khan,
Salman Khan and Chiranjeevi in Godfather (image courtesy of Konidela Production)

Godfather had a bumper opening in Telugu states yesterday but went nowhere with the collections. The film was playing at high occupancy levels touching 90 per cent but the collections are simply way too low. The Telugu remake of the Malayalam blockbuster Lucifer, starring Chiranjeevi grossed Rs. 17.50 crores approx across AP/TS on the first day. This number is well short of what we are used to seeing from the big star films in Telugu states but most of them have a wide release in around 1100-1300 cinemas and hiked ticket prices, both of which were missing here.

To put things in perspective, Godfather recorded 12.50 lakhs footfalls yesterday as compared to 13 lakhs of Acharya (Rs. 28.30 crores first day) and 16 lakhs of Sarkaru Vari Paata (Rs. 35 crores first day). Both of the latter two were released in nearly 1200 cinemas versus 700 of Godfather and increased ticket prices. The footfalls of Godfather were around 75 per cent of Sarkaru Vari Paata, while in terms of collections it was barely half.

At the end of the day, it is the money that counts not the footfalls and the money is not good enough. The film has lower costs involved than the usual Chiranjeevi standards but they are still quite big. The initial audience reception for the film is on the positive side, so that is one thing going in its way. The film will need to show some abnormally strong holds and reach around Rs. 70 crores in its five days weekend to have some chance of being a success. Even then it will need weekdays and the second week to sustain. The second day does seem to be holding in that direction but it will need to keep it that way for a lot many days.

Outside AP/TS, the film opened to a fair Rs. 1.80 crores in Karnataka. The Hindi dubbed version of the film opened to Rs. 1.85 crores (Rs. 1.50 crores Nett) while the Telugu version did Rs. 50 lakhs in North India. 

The territorial breakdown for the first-day box office collections of Godfather in India is as follows:

Nizam - Rs. 5 crores (Rs. 2.90 crores share)
Ceeded - Rs. 4 crores (Rs. 3.10 crores share)
Andhra - Rs. 8.50 crores (Rs. 6.70 crores share)

AP/TS - Rs. 17.50 crores (Rs. 12.70 crores share)

Karnataka - Rs. 1.90 crores (Rs. 95 lakhs share)
North India - Rs. 2.35 crores (Rs. 95 lakhs share)

India - Rs. 21.75 crores (Rs. 14.60 crores share)

Also Read: GodFather Movie Review: This Chiranjeevi starrer is a pack of power games and whistle-worthy moments


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