Many movies hit the screens last weekend, but none registered massive openings. “Mental Madhilo” was one film that created a lot of buzz before the release as many celebrities praised it post preview.
Industry was abuzz that it could become another “Pelli Choopulu” that went on to collect more than $1.2 million. Since “Mental Madhilo” was from the same producer, everyone believed the pre-release talk.
However, “Mental Madhilo” didn’t enthuse the audiences. The film’s second half turned off many. Critics panned the second half.
Still, “Mental Madhilo” fared better among all the new releases. The film grossed about $130k in its opening weekend.
A decent amount for a small film, but it will not add much after this, it will end its lifetime gross with just about $200k. All in all, the hype has not translated into numbers.
On the other hand, Nara Rohith and Regina went to USA to promote their “Balakrishundu”, but the audiences showed least interest.
The film also got thumbs down from the critics with as low as 1.5/5 ratings. In its opening weekend, it got mere $23k.
Another small film “Napoleon” was a total washout as it grossed just three thousand dollars.