Kannada Sudeep superstar Vikrant Rona’s latest film appears to have maintained a strong pace at the box office on Tuesday. The film’s co-producer, Jack Manju, earlier told a Kannada news channel that last Thursday, Vikrant Rona made his global box office debut grossing around Rs 35 crore, and on the first Friday he made business of about 25 crore rupees. The film over the weekend added over Rs 40 crore to its collection. The production house’s source pegged the film’s four-day collection at Rs 95 crore.
And the filmmakers noted that the film’s Monday collection retained about 60% of its Friday occupancy. On Tuesday, the movie appears to have registered a significant drop. However, the filmmakers apparently aren’t worried as they believe it will brave the weekdays at a steady pace and pick up some momentum by the start of the weekend.
According to the estimates provided by the source, Vikrant Rona has already surpassed Rs 100 crore at the global box office. This allows him to join the elite club of Kannada films who have managed to achieve this feat. There are only a handful of movies in the Kannada 100 crore club, including the KGF 2 series, 777 Charlie, James.
Vikrant Rona continues the winning streak of big budget South Indian films at a time when low and medium budget films are failing to attract audiences to theaters. The film has surprised everyone with its performance in Telugu states where it has reportedly collected over Rs 10 crore so far. The 3D version seems to be a hit with the audience there. So much so that Sudeep and director Anup Bhandari held a special media event on Tuesday in Hyderabad to thank Telugu audiences for supporting the film.
However, the film’s response in Tamil Nadu and Kerala was disappointing. The film would also have held up well in the Hindi belt against films like Shamshera and Ek Villain Returns.