Pushpa box office collection day 3: No stopping the STORM; Allu Arjun starrer sails past 150-crore mark worldwide in first weekend itself

South movies, especially those in Tamil and Telugu, are known to be massively front-loaded, facing huge dips on day 2 and 3. The ones with reasonable dips follow a good trend and emerge big hits, case in point being Master and Vakeel Saab. Pushpa is certainly following the latter trajectory.

Pushpa box office collection day 3: No stopping the STORM; Allu Arjun starrer sails past 150-crore mark worldwide in first weekend itself

One of the most anticipated movies of year 2021 is the Allu Arjun's Pushpa: The Rise. The film, costarring Rashmika Mandanna and Fahadh Faasil, and directed by Sukumar, with music by Devi Sri Prasad, hit the big screen on the big screen on 17th December 2021. It has been making headlines since the beginning, with its fantastic promotional material, and we're not only talking about the trailer. Speaking about grabbing headlines, Pushpa stormed the box office across the globe with a thunderous opening gross of Rs. 66.51 crore, and the storm has now turned into a tornado as the film has held exceedingly well on day 2 and 3, Saturday and Sunday, zipping the Allu Arjun starrer past the 150-crore mark (gross, not nett) in its first weekend itself.

On day 1 itself, Pushpa ended up as hitherto Allu Arjun's biggest worldwide opener while also registering the second highest opening for an Indian movie this year. Pushpa: The Rise also beat Pawan Kalyan's Vakeel Saab, Thalapathy Vijay's Master and Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi in gross box office collections worldwide. It only came in behind Rajinikanth's Annaatthe as the second highest opener for an Indian film globally in 2021. It also the record for the highest opening ever in the Nizam circuit outside of Baahubali 2, whose figures may be unlikely to beat for any movie for years to come. 

Check out the day-wise, box-office collection of Pushpa below:

Day 1 (Friday): ₹66.51 crore gross
Day 2 (Saturday): ₹48.63 crore gross
Day 3 (Saturday): ₹50.24 crore gross
Total (Worldwide): ₹165.38 crore gross (all languages)
(Note: All figures in gross, not nett) 

South movies, especially those in Tamil and Telugu, are known to be massively front-loaded, facing huge dips on day 2. The ones with reasonable dips follow a good trend and emerge big hits, case in point being Master and Vakeel Saab, unlike Annaatthe, which was a moderate hit, due to dips after its opening day. It now looks like Pushpa is following the latter trajectory