Allu Arjun-starrer Telugu film Race Gurram, which released in the UAE on Thursday, collected Rs63 million (Dh3.8 million) on its opening day in Andhra Pradesh. It is expected to earn over Rs150 million in the opening weekend, a trade pundit predicts.
Race Gurram was reportedly made on a budget of Rs520 million.
“The film has collected Rs63 million on its first day in the state. At this rate, it is likely to mint over Rs150 million in the opening weekend worldwide,” trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Trinath said Race Gurram is a great follow-up to the recent Telugu blockbuster Legend.
“The summer started on a good note for Telugu films with Legend, which has been followed up by Race Gurram, which is also turning out to be a hit. The business of these films will predict the roadmap for other big summer releases,” he added.
Also starring Shruti Haasan, Ravi Kishan, Shaam, Brahmanandam and Saloni Aswani, Race Gurram has been directed by Surendar Reddy.