Chennai: Southern superstar Mahesh Babu's much anticipated Telugu actioner "Aagadu" has collected Rs.18.02 crore worldwide in two days of its release and is still counting. Experts say this is "the best opening" he has ever got in his career.
Interestingly, the film opened to mixed reviews from the critics, but "Aagadu" still managed to impress the masses.
"Mahesh's 'Aagadu' has registered his career best opening. It managed to rake in Rs.18.02 crore at the box-office worldwide in two days and is going strong. It's definitely going to set new records for the industry," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
Directed by Srinu Vaitla, "Aagadu" released Friday in cinemas. It also features Tamannah Bhatia, Sonu Sood, Brahmanandam and Rajendra Prasad in important roles.
Trinath said "Aagadu" was expected to collect more, but "due to rains in Andhra Pradesh, the numbers dropped on the second day. In some key areas, rain played a spoilsport, which resulted in drop in the overall box-office collection."
But it has not affected the overall performance of the movie.
"The film is doing exceptionally well in all other places. Outside Andhra Pradesh, 'Aagadu' has registered new records at the box-office. It touched the Rs.1 million mark from the premiere shows in the US on Thursday," he said.