Icon Star Allu Arjun’s Pushpa has gone through quite a few twists and turns from the day of its release. The film opened to mixed reviews but established many opening records in its first weekend. From thereon, the occupancy dropped and the collections slowed down for Telugu. While this was happening, the other versions continued to perform quite well.
The movie has now crossed Rs 150 crore mark (all versions). Pushpa has become the second consecutive film for him after Ala Vaikunthapurramlo to have achieved this.
Coming to AP, the movie hasn’t exactly set the box-office on fire as it was expected to. This led to the producers refunding amounts to the distributors. Coming to UA + East + Guntur, the producers have refunded Rs 8 crores combined for these regions. The West region will be decided later. In Krishna, it is the producer’s own release while Nellore and Ceeded have recovered around 80% and are the only regions where no refund is required.
The action entertainer opened to great numbers and established many 2021 records in terms of openings. It was the highest-grossing film on its opening day in 2021, beating Vijay’s Master, Pawan Kalyan’s Vakeel Saab, and Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi.