Among the new Sankranthi releases in Telugu, it’s clear that the family comedy-drama, Fun and Frustration (F2) is the clear winner. The film has put all its stakeholders in the profit zone after just 6 days of its run. The run has been fantastic in the Telugu states as well as Karnataka and the USA. After 6 days in the running, the film’s total worldwide share is 37.6 CR, with the share being 32 CR in the Telugu states. The F2 team will be having a grand success celebration event on Friday evening in Hyderabad.
Ram Charan’s Vinaya Vidheya Rama (VVR) hasn’t been hampered by the disastrous reviews and has been pulling in good numbers due to the immense star power of the lead hero. After its first week, the film's share in the Telugu states has crossed the 50 CR mark with its total worldwide share being 57 CR. The Telugu media is abuzz that a film with such poor talk has achieved such good numbers for the first time ever. The total theatrical recovery of the film is more than 60% now and we have to see how far VVR can go in the coming days and weeks.
Unfortunately, the first chapter in the 2-part NTR biopic (Kathanayakudu) has sunk without a trace, with its box office numbers nowhere in the range of F2 and VVR.