Anupam Reddy, Secretary of the Telangana State Film Chamber of Commerce, tells Silverscreen India, “RRR collected a producer share of Rs 244 crore and gross of Rs 360 crore in just the Telugu-speaking states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, within 14 days. The film has earned approximately Rs 950 crore across India. By adding the international collections of close to Rs 50 crore, the film has touched the Rs 1,000 crore mark.”
Speaking about the film’s reception and the potential impact that the releases of other upcoming films, like Beast and KGF Chapter 2, might have on RRR, Reddy says, “The figures themselves speak to the film’s reception from audiences. By the time Beast premieres, RRR would have completed a three-week run, so definitely, RRR’s rate of earnings will tend to decline. KGF could also make a big difference.”
Reddy further notes that while RRR is the highest-grossing film of all time in the Telugu-speaking states, this is partly due to the hike in the ticket prices. If that’s taken out of the equation, Baahubali 2 was the bigger film in terms of footfall, he says. “The ticket prices for Baahubali 2 were over 50% lesser than that of RRR.” He also says that the footfall for RRR is currently between 30-50%.
RRR is a pan-Indian period drama, which narrates a fictional account of freedom fighters Alluri Sitaramaraju and Komaram Bheem, essayed by Ram Charan and Junior NTR, respectively. The film features a star-studded cast drawn from several film industries, including Hindi actors Alia Bhatt and Ajay Devgn, Irish actor Alison Doody, Shriya Saran, Ray Stevenson, and Olivia Morris, among others.