Mixed bag opening for Sahoo at box-office on Day 1

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 31, 2019 10:26 IST
Mixed bag opening for Sahoo at box-office on Day 1

Amidst Huge hype, sky-high expectations and sensational advance bookings Prabhas “Saaho” has truly arrived in style at the box-office.

Despite poor word of mouth, bad reviews and all the negativity, Saaho was complete STANDOUT on day 1.
Sahoo had a Phenomenal start at the Domestic BO
Saaho had an Sensational start on first day in Hindi belt with collections around 24 crore nett. This is despite the late start of film at many places especially in North due to the late arrival of prints. Sahoo could have easily collected nett of 30 crores on of day 1 if without any release issue. The opening day is the third best of the year in Hindi markets and it is not even a Bollywood film and for a dubbed film from the South it is the second best after Bahubali - The Conclusion. Saaho emerged as Non-Holiday Highest opening of 2019 in Hindi.
Sahoo had an un-expected start in Telugu states. The movie was expected to shatter Non-Baahubali2 records in almost all areas but ended up as All-time No.2 (non-Baahubali2) opening in Telugu states for Day 1. With no proper hires and negative talk from early shows resulted in shaky start for the film in Andhra region and poor start in Ceded region. However, Sahoo was exceptional in Nizam in region
Coming to overseas business Saaho is off to a poor start in USA as it failed to enter Top 5 premieres of Tollywood. It collected $865k from 311 locations. Huge loss is expected in USA as the breakeven price is about $6M(With P&P). Sahoo is off to a good start in Australia as it crossed A$500K mark at Australian Box-Office.