Sankranthi Showdown Unfolds: HanuMan Surprises as a Formidable Competitor Against Trivikram Srinivas’ Guntur Kaaram.
The spotlight was initially on Trivikram Srinivas’ Guntur Kaaram, featuring the dynamic duo Mahesh Babu and Sreeleela, as the anticipated big-budget release of this Sankranthi season. However, Prasanth Varma’s HanuMan, starring Teja Sajja and Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, emerged as a surprising and impactful contender in the box office race. Both films made their grand debut on January 12, setting the stage for an intriguing clash not only within the Telugu states but also on the global cinematic landscape.
As audiences eagerly anticipated the release of Guntur Kaaram, HanuMan managed to captivate attention with its unexpected surge in popularity. The film’s success was not confined to the Telugu states alone, as it resonated strongly with audiences worldwide. Despite the massive anticipation surrounding Mahesh Babu’s film, HanuMan’s unexpected rise marked it as a noteworthy force to be reckoned with.
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The clash between these two cinematic giants not only added excitement to the Sankranthi festivities but also showcased the industry’s dynamic landscape, where unexpected contenders can emerge and make a significant impact. As both films continue their cinematic journey, the competition between Guntur Kaaram and HanuMan promises to be an engaging narrative in the realm of Telugu cinema.
Box Office Verdict Unveiled: HanuMan Soars High, Outshining Guntur Kaaram on Day 8
Trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan has provided a glimpse into the box office standings for both HanuMan and Guntur Kaaram on their 8th day of release. According to his update on X account, the numbers reveal a significant difference in the films’ worldwide business.
On January 19th, HanuMan continued its impressive run, securing a substantial ₹14.20 crores on its 8th day. In contrast, Guntur Kaaram, despite the buzz surrounding its star-studded cast, garnered ₹4.59 crores on the same day. This notable gap emphasizes HanuMan’s stronghold at the box office, showcasing its sustained popularity and earning power.
As fans and industry enthusiasts closely monitor the box office dynamics, the diverging trajectories of these films present an intriguing narrative. HanuMan’s remarkable performance on the 8th day not only solidifies its position but also adds an interesting chapter to the evolving tale of this cinematic clash. The coming days will undoubtedly witness continued speculation and analysis as these movies navigate their respective journeys in the competitive world of box office collections.
Guntur Kaaram’s Box Office Odyssey: Mahesh Babu’s Film Aims for ₹200 Cr Milestone, but Faces a Slow Pace
Trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan dissects the performance of Guntur Kaaram, starring Superstar Mahesh Babu, from its release day, offering insights into its journey toward the coveted ₹200 crore club. Despite the initial buzz surrounding the big-budget release, the film has been experiencing a relatively gradual momentum.
Vijayabalan breaks down the film’s earnings on each day since its debut:
- Day 1: ₹82.08 cr
- Day 2: ₹24.59 cr
- Day 3: ₹22.36 cr
- Day 4: ₹21.14 cr
- Day 5: ₹13.92 cr
- Day 6: ₹9.65 cr
- Day 7: ₹7.11 cr
- Day 8: ₹4.59 cr
The cumulative total for Guntur Kaaram, as of its 8th day, stands at ₹185.44 cr. Despite maintaining a consistent presence at the box office, the film appears to be striving to pick up the pace as it aims to join the elite ₹200 crore club. The unfolding narrative of Guntur Kaaram’s box office journey invites speculation and analysis within the industry, adding an intriguing layer to the overall cinematic landscape.
HanuMan’s Triumph: A Solid Box Office Journey Entering the Second Week
Trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan sheds light on HanuMan’s remarkable performance at the box office, emphasizing its rock-solid presence as it successfully enters the second week. With an eye on the coveted ₹200 crore milestone, HanuMan’s numbers reflect a consistent and formidable run.
Breaking down the film’s earnings over the initial eight days, Vijayabalan provides a detailed account:
- Day 1: ₹21.35 cr
- Day 2: ₹29.72 cr (Including Additional Premieres)
- Day 3: ₹24.16 cr
- Day 4: ₹25.63 cr
- Day 5: ₹19.57 cr
- Day 6: ₹15.40 cr
- Day 7: ₹14.75 cr
- Day 8: ₹14.20 cr
The cumulative total for HanuMan, as of its 8th day, stands at an impressive ₹164.78 cr. The film’s steady trajectory and consistent box office figures highlight its endurance and popularity among audiences. As HanuMan sets its sights on the next milestone of ₹200 crore, its robust performance adds a compelling chapter to the ongoing saga of the Sankranthi box office clash. The upcoming weeks promise to unveil further twists and turns in this captivating cinematic tale.
Guntur Kaaram’s Producer Defends Film Amidst Criticism
In a press meet held in Hyderabad on a Friday, Guntur Kaaram’s producer, Naga Vamsi, took a defensive stance, asserting that the film is thriving at the box office despite what he referred to as ‘negativity’ surrounding it. Vamsi addressed critics, stating that their opinions had not impacted the film’s success and that reviews are subjective and do not necessarily align with the audience’s preferences.
He remarked, ‘I’m here to tell you that your intellectual opinions haven’t hurt us or affected the collections. Reviews are just one person’s opinion; they don’t reflect the audience’s tastes. If you can criticize my films, I can call out your reviews too. None of you are Gods, and your reviews hold no value because the film is doing well.’
The defensive stance comes as a response to perceived negative reviews and criticism surrounding Guntur Kaaram. The producer’s bold statement implies that the film’s performance at the box office speaks louder than critical reviews.
About the Films:
- HanuMan narrates the tale of Hanumanthu (Teja), a man who acquires superpowers after discovering a totem in his village.
- Guntur Kaaram follows the story of Ramana (Mahesh), a man seeking answers to why his mother (Ramya Krishnan) abandoned him years ago.
As the clash between HanuMan and Guntur Kaaram continues to unfold both on-screen and off-screen, the statements from the producer add an interesting layer to the ongoing narrative of these Sankranthi releases.
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