The much-anticipated Telugu film, “Guntur Kaaram,” directed by the acclaimed Trivikram Srinivas and featuring superstar Mahesh Babu and Sreeleela in lead roles, is all set to hit the screens on January 12, marking the festive occasion of Sankranthi. This release, however, comes amidst stiff competition from other prominent films like Teja Sajja’s “HanuMan,” Venkatesh’s “Saindhav,” and Nagarjuna’s “Naa Saami Ranga.”
According to trade analyst Manobala Vijaybalan, the pre-release buzz for “Guntur Kaaram” has translated into a remarkable success in advance bookings. As of his latest update on his X account, the film has already sold over 7 lakh tickets for the opening day across India. The occupancy rate stands at an impressive 39.2%, reflecting the eager anticipation among the audience.
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Breaking down the box office numbers, “Guntur Kaaram” has made significant strides in multiplexes. In the national multiplex chains, the film’s performance is noteworthy, with PVR contributing ₹2.0 crore (57,380 tickets), INOX generating ₹1.47 crore (49,299 tickets), and Cinepolis adding ₹0.74 crore (21,203 tickets). This underlines the diverse and widespread appeal the movie holds across various cinema chains.
The film has not only made waves domestically but has also made a mark internationally, particularly in the United States. The USA premiere advance sales have crossed the remarkable $1 million milestone, with a gross of $1,065,286 (₹8.84 crore). The film has been showcased in 556 locations, featuring a total of 1792 shows and selling 44,929 tickets, emphasizing the global appeal of Mahesh Babu and the film’s captivating narrative.
This early success underscores the star power of Mahesh Babu and the effective storytelling prowess of director Trivikram Srinivas. As “Guntur Kaaram” gears up for its release on Sankranthi, all eyes are on how the film will perform in the coming days, especially considering the fierce competition and the high expectations set by the pre-release ticket sales. The box office numbers so far indicate a promising start for the film, and it will be intriguing to witness how it continues to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impact on the cinematic landscape in 2024.