The update that all Mahesh Babu fans had been waiting for is finally here. Superstar’s Bharat Ane Nenu , directed by Koratala Siva, that released on April 20 worldwide, has not just met expectations but has over performed. The political drama that was expected to earn around Rs 50 crore on its opening day (worldwide), has instead fetched an approximate figure of Rs 55 crore at the WW box office. This number includes the premieres that were held on Thursday and Friday numbers. With this, Mahesh Babu has proved that he is a power star who pulls audience to the theatres, not just in South Indian markets but around the world.Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: Officials Take Strict Action Against People For Entering State Without RT-PCR Test Report
The film also made a record in Chennai, raking in Rs 27 lakh, the highest ever for a Telugu film, leaving behind Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam (Rs 25 lakh) and Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi (Rs 24 lakh). At the USA box office, it has made over $1 million with numbers expected to soar over the weekend. Not just this, in Australia as well, the film has raked in around Rs 85.45 lakh, A$ 168,194, once again beating Rangasthalam (A$165,991 – Rs 83.04 lakhs) and Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal. Also Read - NEET UG 2021 Latest Update: 17-year-old Girl Attempts Self-Immolation In Chennai Fearing NEET Scores
In Tamil Nadu, Bharat Ane Nenu reached a first day gross of Rs 78 Lakhs, making a record for a opening day record for a Telugu film. It was released in 126 screens and most shows on Friday were full house. Mahesh Babu’s film is estimated to have made Rs 3-4 crore in Karnataka and another Rs 23-25 crore from screenings in Nizam, Nellore, Krishna, Gunture among others. And now, trade analyst Ramesh Bala has confirmed that Bharat Ane Nenu has grossed Rs 55 crore at the worldwide box office. Also Read - NEET UG 2021: Tamil Nadu Launches Helpline To Counsel Stressful Aspirants, MK Stalin Urges Candidates Not To End Life
Check out Bharat Ane Nenu’s first day box office collection – worldwide
It can be recalled that in his interview to Firstpost before the release of the film, Mahesh Babu had confessed that he was quite nervous and not kicked about Bharat Ane Nenu at first since he didn’t know anything about politics, no interest and therefore wasn’t sure how he will play Bharat Ram, a politician in the film. However, after working in the film and watching the final product, he was at ease as he felt, “This is one of my best films so far, and I can already feel the vibe that we have a blockbuster in hand.” The man had conviction in his work and his film and it has proved right. Bharat Ane Nenu is set to soar.