The combination of Nagarjuna and Nani has been attracting crowds all over. Devadas got a decent start at the box office with over Rs. 6.5 crore share worldwide on its first day. It held reasonably well on its second day and is set for a decent first weekend.
The film was sold for high prices, which means it will have to do well in its first week as there are big releases lined up in coming weeks.
Mani Ratnam’s Nawab that released along with Devadas opened on a very dull note. The word of mouth is encouraging but the collections aren’t. Poor promotions are the reason for dull openings, says the trade.
Last week’s releases tanked at the box office. Nannu Dochukunduvate produced by Sudheer Babu is a disaster at the ticket windows.
Vikram starrer Saamy also ended up as a huge disaster. Sailaja Reddy Alludu failed to capitalize on good start and ended up as a failure.
U Turn and Silly Fellows also failed to recover the costs.