Telugu Cinema’s Highest Opening-Day Grossers At The Box-Office


Usually, the opening-day collection of a film is a good indicator of where it’s headed, especially in the case of big-budget movies headlined by huge stars. Sure, there are cases where a film picks up after a middling day one collection due to good word-of-mouth and positive reviews, but that’s mostly the case with small, content-driven films. And as much as we love such dark horses, the truth is that they can never touch the giddy heights of a film that opens huge and goes on to do rollicking business.

Now some of these films do come crashing down after a massive start because of horrible reviews and negative word-of-mouth. But the fact of the matter is that the trade looks out with bated breath for those huge openers because without them, any movie industry would cease to survive.

So, without further ado, let’s take a look at the highest opening day grossers in Telugu cinema:

Film Main Star(s) Worldwide Gross (INR)
Baahubali 2 Prabhas, Rana Daggubati 214 crore
Baahubali Prabhas, Rana Daggubati 73 crore
Bharat Ane Nenu Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj 58.25 crore
SPYder Mahesh Babu, Rakul Preet 51 crore
Khaidi No. 150 Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal 50.45 crore
Jai Lava Kusa Jr. NTR. Raashi Khanna 47.25 crore
Janatha Garage Jr. NTR, Samantha Ruth Prabhu 41 crore
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan 40.80 crore
Katamarayudu Pawan Kalyan, Shruti Haasan 39.20 crore
DJ Allu Arjun, Pooja Hegde 33.90 crore
Srimanthudu Mahesh Babu, Shruti Haasan 33 crore
Brahmotsavam Mahesh Babu, Kajal, Samantha 27 crore
Nannaku Prematho Jr. NTR, Rakul Preet 24.45 crore
Aagadu Mahesh Babu, Tamannaah Bhatia 24.25 crore
Sarrainodu Allu Arjun, Rakul Preet 24 crore
Bruce Lee: The Fighter Ram Charan, Rakul Preet 23.50 crore
Attarintiki Daaredi Pawan Kalyan, Samantha Ruth Prabhu 23 crore
Dhruva Ram Charan, Rakul Preet 22.30 crore
Gautamiputra Satakarni Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran 22 crore
S/O Satyamurthy Allu Arjun, Samantha Ruth Prabhu 21 crore
Temper Jr. NTR, Kajal Aggarwal 20.30 crore


Fingers crossed that in the future, Tollywood is able to generate even bigger opening-day numbers than the ones compiled here.

Image Source: Arka, NTR Arts, and Sri Venkateswara

Disclaimer: Our box-office figures have been compiled from reliable sources and our own extensive research, and are indicative of the film’s performance in the trade. However, Movified doesn’t claim any legitimacy over the accuracy of the data, and cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy in the same.

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