On Saturday, the $3 ticket offer on National Cinema Day draws huge crowds to theaters in the US. Even films with poor word-of-mouth collected superbly because of the offer.
The film collected almost $11K on Saturday, which was almost equal to its first day collections despite the worst word of mouth and reviews.
The film was performing poorly, and on its second Friday, it collected around $900, but on Saturday, it jumped almost three times and collected around $2,500.
This family entertainer opened to mixed reviews and collected around $36K on its first day, including premieres. But on Saturday alone, it collected more than $52K.
The film collected around $98K on its first day from premieres, and on its fourth Saturday, it grossed around $82K, which shows the strong word of mouth and interest among audiences even after several weeks after it’s release. And of course, there’s $3 deal.
The film collected aroud$11k on its fifth Friday, whereas it jumped to $28K on Saturday.
The total footfalls for Telugu movies on National Cinema Day in the US are estimated to be around 60,000, and the total collections are around $180K gross, which is simply phenomenal.
The Indian audience is also getting such an offer on September 16 when all the cinema theaters in Inda would screen movies just for Rs. 75. It would be interesting to see how many footfalls the offer will attract in India.