Pushpa: The Rise had an Excellent third weekend at the Indian box office boosted by New Year festivities. The film grossed Rs. 32.50 crores in its third weekend, barely dropping off Rs. 34.80 crores in the second frame. The Allu Arjun starrer now stands at Rs. 269 crores Approx in seventeen days of run. Before the start of the weekend, the expectations for the closing number of the film were Rs. 270 crores, it reached those during the weekend itself. The film is now a serious contender for Rs. 300 crores given cinemas remain open for next two-three weeks.
Following is the box office collections of Pushpa: The Rise at the Indian box office so far:
Week One – Rs. 178.75 crores Approx
Week Two – Rs. 57.50 crores Approx
3rd Friday – Rs. 6 crores
3rd Saturday – Rs. 13.50 crores
3rd Sunday – Rs. 13 crores
Total – Rs. 268.75 crores Approx
The film had a huge jump in collections in South India on New Year’s Day. In Andhra Pradesh, there were centres recording numbers as high as 5-6 times of the Friday number on Saturday. On Sunday, there was a minor drop in these places, but still, collections were a lot more than what you would expect from a normal Sunday jump off the Friday collections. The Sankranti release schedule is a bit dry as of now, with Radhe Shyam unlikely to arrive as of now, if that is the case, we may see very high numbers in the region during the holiday period again. A lot has been said regarding the Hindi version of the film, it is on route to Rs. 100 crores plus gross if conditions permit but the Tamil version is doing incredible numbers as well. The total till now is Rs. 26 crores and can target for Rs. 30 crores final before the release of Valimai.