Pushpa: The Rise had a spectacular third weekend at the Indian box office, adding to the New Year’s festivities. The film grossed Rs. 32.50 crore at the end of its third week, barely a loss of Rs. 34.80 crore in the second frame. Allu Arjun Starr is now on Rs. 269 crore in about 17 days. Before the weekend started, the expectations for the final number of the film were Rs. 270 crore, it reached them this weekend. The film is now a serious contender for millions. 300 crore cinemas will remain open for the next two to three weeks.
Pushpa’s box office collections are as follows:
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 is a huge addition to the collection in South India on New Year’s Day. In Andhra Pradesh, there were 5-6 times more recording centers on Saturday than Friday. On Sunday, there was a slight decrease in these places, but still, the Friday gatherings were much more than you would expect from a normal Sunday Friday gathering. The release schedule of Sankranti is still a bit dry, Radhe Shyam is not likely to come yet, if that happens then we may see huge numbers in the region again during the holidays. Much has been said about the Hindi version of the film, which is on its way to Rs 10,000. 100 crore plus gross if conditions allow but the Tamil version is also working in incredible numbers. So far, the total is Rs. 26 crore and can target Rs. 300 million final before William’s release.