Prabhas's Saaho had phenomenal start at the box-office and with monday being Vinayaka Chavithi holiday the film continued to dominate box office collections on the fourth day in all territories.
Saaho had superb run in Telugu states. The film is Sensational in Nizam area creating an all-time record for day 1 and continued the same trend over the extended weekend. However, the film has an average hold in Andhra Pradesh as the collections are not up to the mark compared to the rights sold. With 52% recovery from Telugu states in four days, Sahoo should really hold well in weekdays to achieve 100% recovery. Saaho is good and consistent in Karnataka.
Prabhas’s popularity across the nation and the huge hype have helped the film to take massive openings in Hindi. Despite poor word of mouth and negative reviews, Saaho is truly a sensation in north circuits. An 80 Cr nett opening weekend and 93 Cr nett for 4 days in Hindi belt is an exceptional feat which we usually see for some Bollywood superstar movies with Hit talk. Prabhas Saaho has achieved the same with a negative talk & worst reviews.
Saaho will end up as colossal disaster in Tamil Nadu with area wise distributors expected to face more than 60% loss. Opening weekend is average in A centres and a total washout in B and C centres.
Saaho has collected around $2.5M in North America. It may end up around $3.2M in full run but it has to collect about $6M from North America alone to recover the major part of 42 Cr which was spent for overseas rights. Going by the trend minimum of 12-14 Cr loss is confirmed for overseas distributor. Saaho is good in Australia, Newzealand and UAE. Saaho is heading for A$1M mark in Australia.
Saaho crossed 300 Cr gross worldwide. It's the all-time Top 4 grosser from South India now after Baahubali2, 2Point0 and Baahubali.
All said and done Saaho needs to hold really well during weekdays to become a safe venture for distributors and buyers.