This has never been experienced before. It comes as a pleasant surprise that a Telugu film is right up there in the league of Hollywood and Bollywood films. Call it Powerstar Pawan Kalyan's magnetic pull or the issues that built up immense anticipation for Attarintiki Daredi, but people across the globe are visiting the theaters in huge numbers, making big production houses track the movie's BO progress.
Not just Bollywood film makers, even Hollywood companies are keeping an eye on the film's revenues. After the opening weekend, AD is among the biggest releases this year with Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express and Ranbir Kapoor's Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. Pawan Kalyan even managed to overtake CE in certain areas.
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma posted a few interesting tweets to keep us informed. Bollywood film trade analyst Taran Adarsh suggested that the US weekend figures of Attarintiki Daredi will shock all. “Top 3 openers in USA in 2013: ChennaiExpress$2.22 million, YJHD $ 1.56 million, #AttarintikiDaredi $ 1.52 mn/$ 1.74 million,” he reported.
RGV earlier joked, “I am told that because of the enormous collections American distributors and theater owners are learning to pronounce Attarintiki Daredi right.” Humor aside, there is good news for Pawan Kalyan fans. To thank for the stupendous response for AD, Pawan Kalyan is planning to address the media and viewers in a press meet this Sunday.
The planned press meet will be covered in real time and the team of Attarintiki Daredi, including Trivikram, will attend the gathering. Powerstar will reportedly thank the audience for making AD a memorable success and also acknowledge the help extended to curb piracy. Three cheers for Pawan Kalyan!