Superhero film "Krrish
3" has reportedly registered the highest collection for a Hindi film in
Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu by earning a gross of Rs.14.53Cr in the first week.
“I don't remember any Hindi film collecting Rs.14.53Cr in its first week in AP
and TN. The collection was better in Andhra because the film had a solo release
while in Tamil Nadu it had limited theatrical release due to the release of
three Tamil films at the same time," trade analyst Trinath states.
In Tamil Nadu, Hrithik Roshan
starrer "Krrish 3" has to compete with Ajith's "Arrambam",
Karthi's "All in All Azhaguraja" and Vishal's "Pandiya
Naadu" durung the release.
had maximum number of screens followed by Karthi's film and 'Pandiya Naadu'.
But since 'All in All Azhaguraja' opened with some bad reviews, 'Krrish 3' held
its position throughout the first week," he said.
Trinath believes the film will
enjoy another good week run in Tamil Nadu.
"This is the first Friday
of the year no Tamil film has released. 'Arrambam' and 'Pandiya Naadu' will
continue to lead while 'Krrish 3' can enjoy another week of run at Tamil Nadu
box-office. In Andhra, however, with three releases this week, we can expect
some drop in the collections," he added.
It's not only the Hindi version
of Rakesh Roshan directed "Krrish 3" that did well. Even the dubbed
Telugu and Tamil versions of the film were well received by the audience. Out
of the total earnings of Rs.14.53Cr, Rs.6.2Cr has been contributed by dubbed
"The Telugu dubbed version
received far better appeal than that of the Tamil version. Since there was not
a single release in Andhra Pradesh last week but for Vishal's Telugu dubbed
version of 'Pandiya Naadu', audiences had to watch 'Krrish 3'," said
The Telugu and Tamil versions together did a
business of Rs.6.2Cr in the first week.