The superstar Mahesh Babu starrer Telugu Movie ‘Srimanthudu’ will compete with SS Rajamouli’s magnanimous “Baahubali – the Beginning” as it was released on August 6, 2015 in the United States and in India on August 7, 2015.
Naveen Yerneni produced the movie in collaboration with Y Ravi Shankar, CV Mohan and Mahesh Babu under the combined banners of Mythri Movie Makers and G Mahesh Babu Entertainment Pvt Ltd.
The estimated cost of production of ‘Srimanthudu’ is Rs. 50 plus crore. Koratala Siva has directed the movie.
There’s a huge fan following in the United States for the superstar Babu and also in some other key international markets.
The team behind the film – ‘Srimanthudu’ made grand plans for the movie release and it was released in over 150 screens in the U.S. alone.
In the past, too Mahesh Babu’s movies have done record business in international markets.
11 theaters released “Srimanthudu” in Detroit alone, and it is a record screen count for a Telugu movie in the region.
The distributors held more than 20 premiere shows on 6 August. Naveen Yerneni, one of the producers friends, bought the tickets of the premier show at a whopping price of $15,000 in the US.
The turnover of advance booking for the movie on its opening weekend is quite an impressive one.
The distributors are delighted at the positive response from the pre-release business of the film.
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The movie has been selected for the opening movie night for the “Festival of Globe” being held in San Jose, California, from August 7-16.
Since “Baahubali” is two weeks old now and its box-office collections has also slowed down a bit, “Srimanthudu” is expected to have a decent collections on its first day of release.
According to the people who watched the first day first show, the second half of the film is very entertaining. They are sure it will be part of the Tollywood’s All-time Blockbuster movies.
90% advance booking is there on the first day in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and other regions for the Telugu version.
The expected 1st-day box-office collection of Srimanthudu is around Rs 11-12 Cr.
Overall the movie total worldwide box-office collections are predicted to be in the range of 70 – 80 crores.