Nandamuri Kalyan Ram’s Bimbisara Box Office Collection


There was finally some good news for the Telugu film industry yesterday as Bimbisara premiered to strong numbers after a terrible June and July at the box office. The fantasy action movie with Nandamuri Kalyan Ram brought in approximately Rs. 9.50 crores on Friday in India, earning Rs. 6.25 crores share. Telugu states generated the majority of the revenue with an opening day income of Rs. 8.80 crores. The opening day statistics for Kalyan Ram set a new career high, more than doubling his previous best debut, ISM (2016), which brought in 4.20 crores (of which 3 crores were shared) in Telugu states.

The movie has a strong beginning, but more significantly, the audience response thus far has been favorable. A number of films, like Thank You, Rama Rao on Duty, Ante Sundaraniki, Pakka Commercial, etc., failed to get traction at the box office over the past two months, and even when The Warriorr did, critics weren’t kind to it. Bimbisara has been successful on both counts and is expected to become a hit in the market.

The film’s international theatrical rights brought in about Rs. 15 crores, and that sum should be quickly recouped, presumably over the course of the weekend. The movie is off to a strong start abroad as well; for the weekend in the USA, it should bring in more than $225K.

The opening day territorial breakdown for Bimbisara is as follows:

Nizam – Rs. 3.30 crores (Rs. 1.90 crores share)
Ceeded – Rs. 1.65 crores (Rs. 1.25 crores share)
Andhra – Rs. 3.85 crores (Rs. 2.75 crores share)

AP/TS – Rs. 8.80 crores (Rs. 5.90 crores share)

Karnataka – Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. 25 lakhs share)
Tamil Nadu/Kerala – Rs. 10 lakhs (Rs. 5 lakhs share)
Rest of India – Rs. 10 lakhs (Rs. 5 lakhs share)

India – Rs. 9.50 crores (Rs. 6.25 crores share)