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Samarasimha Reddy's Dream Run At The Box Office

February 28, 2007

NBK, producer Chengala Venkat Rao, director B. Gopal and music composer Mani Sharma

Released on January 13, 1999, Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer Samarasimha Reddy, directed by B. Gopal and produced by Chengala Venkat Rao, went on to become one of the biggest hits of Telugu cinema.

In its first release, the movie had a direct
  • 50-day run at 92 theatres
  • 100-day run at 73 theatres
  • 125-day run at 37 theatres
  • 175-day run at 30 theatres
  • 200-day run at 3 theatres
with 4 shows daily and in the process set many records, some of which are still unbroken.

Some of the records set by the film:

  1. It collected the highest single theatre gross at many centres. Some of the centres are given below-
    • Vizag-Chitralaya 70mm-Rs. 68,84,013
      (previous highest was by Premalayam-Chitralaya 70mm-Rs. 52,67,819)
    • Vijayawada-Urvasi-Rs. 71,46,464
      (previous highest was by Annamayya-Alankar-Rs. 63,02,028)
    • Guntur-Krishna Mahal-Rs. 48,02,605
      (previous highest was by Pelli Sandadi-Bala Bhaskar-Rs. 36,13,015)
  2. It had a record run at many centres. Some of the centres are given below-
    • Ongole-Vijaya Durga-177
      (previous highest was by Pelli Sandadi-BVS-175)
    • Tenali-Gaiety-183
      (previous highest was by Pelli Sandadi-Priya-175)
  3. It had a direct 50-day run at 15 theatres in Guntur (first release-11, late release-4).
  4. It had a direct 100-day run at 10 theatres in Guntur. The previous record was jointly held by Peddannayya, which celebrated a 100-day run at 6 theatres with 4 shows daily and Kondaveeti Simham, which had a similar run but with 3 shows daily.
  5. It had a direct 50-day run at 24 theatres in Uttarandhra (first release-16, late release-8).
  6. It became the fourth film to have had a 50-day run in a side theatre in Vijayawada (Sowmya-51 days). Pedarayudu, Ninne Pelladatha, Preminchukundam Raa being the other three.
  7. It became the first film to have a direct 100-day run at the following centres.
    • Chinatalapudi
    • Cheepurupalli
    • Chittivalasa
    • Macherla
    • G. Mamidada
    • Banaganapalli
    • Tiruvuru
    • Piduguralla
    • Kodada
    • Darsi
    • Putturu
    • Done
  8. It became the first film to have a direct silver jubilee run at the following centres.
    • Nandhyala
    • Proddutur
    • Macherla
    • Cheerala
    • Chailakaluripeta
    • Cheepurupalli
    • Chittivalasa
    • Payakaraopeta
    • Yemmiganur
    • Pulivendula
    • Karnataka
  9. It is one of the few films that had a silver jubilee run in Gudiwada. Pelli Sandadi, Simhadri and Devadasu are the only other films which had a silver jubilee run in the town.
  10. In its late release, the film celebrated a 100-day run at 2 cinemas (G. Mamidada-Srinivasa & Guntakal-SLV).
  11. It had the second highest run in Vinukonda (72 days). Pedarayudu had a 78-day run in the town.
100 Days Gross Collections Of The Film At Some Centres:

CentreTheatre100 Days Gross Collection
VijayawadaUrvasiRs. 46,15,800
GunturKrishna MahalRs. 31,95,389 (for 98 days)
MachilipatnamUrvasiRs. 15,43,566
NarsaraopetaEshwaramahalRs. 15,06,309
TenaliGaietyRs. 14,76,957
GudiwadaBhaskarRs. 13,42,820
OngoleVijayadurgaRs. 12,90,236
MandapetaRajaratnaRs. 10,82,373
CheeralaMohanRs. 8,86,988 (for 98 days)
SattenapalliSrinivasaRs. 8,15,714
PidugurallaGangamahalRs. 8,02,008
MangalagiriVenkateswaraRs. 7,73,418
MacherlaNeelimaRs. 7,46,375
TiruvuruSrinivasaRs. 5,09,716

50-day Centres (92+) (First Release-92, Late Release-Many):

S. No.CentreTheatre
Uttarandhra (16)
1VizagChitralaya 70mm
2GajuwakaMohini 70mm
3VijayanagaramRanjani 70mm
4KancharapalemUrvasi
5SrikakulamKinnera Deluxe
6AnakanapalliRamachandra
7BobbiliSri Lakshmi
8ParvathipuramVenkateswara Kalamandir
9SriharikotaSeetaramanjaneya
10NarsipatnamSri Kanya
11PayakaraopetaRK Chitra Mandir
12ChittivalasaNataraj
13CheepurupalliNataraj
14KottavalasaLakshmi Narasimha
15PalakondaRama Kalamandir
16PalasaSri Venkateswara
East (6)
17RajahmundryNagadevi
18KakinadaChandraguptha
19AmalapuramDeluxe
20MandapetaRajaratna
21PitapuramPurna
22TatipakaSrinivasa
West (7)
23EluruSai Balaji
24BheemavaramSatyanarayana
25TadepalligudemRanga Mahal
26TanukuSree Chitra
27PalakolluSrinivasa
28JangareddygudemLakshmi
29ChintalapudiTirumala Venkateswara
Krishna (6)
30VijayawadaUrvasi
31VijayawadaSoumya
(For 51 days-Gross Rs. 7,52,261, Share Rs. 4,93,334)
32MachilipatnamUrvasi
33GudiwadaBhaskar
34VuyyuruSaimahal
35TiruvuruSrinivasa
Guntur (11)
36GunturKrishna Mahal
37TenaliGaiety
38OngoleVijayadurga
39CheeralaMohan
40NarsaraopetaEswara Mahal
41ChilakaluripetaKalamandir
42SattenapalliSrinivasa
43MangalagiriVenkateswara
44MacherlaNeelima
45PidugurallaGangamahal
46RepalleLakshmi Picture Palace
Nellore (7)
47NelloreKaveri
48GuduruSangham
49KavaliSai Mahal
50DarsiSiva Shankar
51KavaliSaimahal
52NaidupetaCS Teja
53SullurupetaSVR
Nizam (9)
54HyderabadSudharshan 70mm
55KhammamSrinivasa 70mm
56WarangalSitarama 70mm
57KarimnagarVenkat Sai 70mm
58MahaboobnagarNataraj
59NizamabadLalitha Mahal 70mm
60KodadaSwathi 70mm
61MiryalagudaShakuntala
62SuryapetaLakshmi
Ceded (29)
63AnanthapuramGayatri
64HindupuramSrinivasa
65KadiriRadhika
66TadipatriAnnapurna
67BellaryRadhika
68KadapaViswam
69ProdduturuAnwar
70PulivendulaSujatha
71Railway KoduruSrinivasa
72KurnoolVenkatesh
73NandhyalaNational
74AdoniDwaraka
75YemmiganurSomeswara
76AllagaddaSrilakshmi Prasanna
77DoneSree Rama
78BanaganapalliGM Picture Palace
79NandikotkurSiva Shankar
80TirupathiRamaraj
81ChittoorMSR
82MadanapalliTarakarama
83KalahastiBalaram
84PileruVenu
85PutturuSrinivasa
86MarkapuramRadha Krishna
87SrinivasapuramVenkateswara
88ChintamaniLLC
89GowribidanurPushpanjali
90BagepalliRaghavendra
91ParlakimidiJayalakshmi
Karnataka (1)
92BangaloreMajestic
93PonnuruLakshmi (50 days) (Late Release)
(Gross - Rs. 5,90,603, Share - Rs. 4,15,603)
94VinukondaKeerthi (72 days) (Late Release)
(50 Days Gross - Rs. 5,76,248, Share - Rs. 3,02,648)
95AddankiVNS (53 days) + Rama (2 days) (Late Release)
(Gross - Rs. 5,37,886, Share - Rs. 3,45,387)
96BapatlaVijayakrishna (50 days) + Srinivasa (13) (Late Release)
(Share - Rs. 2,40,418)
97ChodavaramLakshmi (68 days) (Late Release)
98YelamanchiliVenkateswara (50 days) (Late Release)
99SaluruSuryamahal (50 days) (Late Release)
100RajamVasavi (50 days) (Late Release)
101RavulapalemSrinivasa (75 days) (Late Release)
(Share Rs. 3 lakhs)
102SamarlakotaJayalakshmi (65 days) (Late Release)
(Share Rs. 3 lakhs)
103YeleswaramVenkateswara (50 days) (Late Release)
(Share Rs. 3 lakhs)
104AnaparthiSatyagowri (50 days) (Late Release)
(Share Rs. 1,65,000)
105MalkipuramPadmaja (50 days) (Late Release)
(Share Rs. 2 lakhs)

100-day Centres (75) (First Release-73, Late Release-2):

S. No.CentreTheatre
Uttarandhra (12)
1VizagChitralaya 70mm
2GajuwakaMohini 70mm
3VijayanagaramRanjani 70mm
4SrikakulamKinnera Deluxe
5AnakanapalliRamachandra
6BobbiliSri Lakshmi
7ParvathipuramVenkateswara Kalamandir
8SriharikotaSeetaramanjaneya
9NarsipatnamSri Kanya
10PayakaraopetaRK Chitra Mandir
11ChittivalasaNataraj
12CheepurupalliNataraj
East (6)
13RajahmundryNagadevi
14KakinadaChandraguptha
15AmalapuramDeluxe
16MandapetaRajaratna
17PitapuramPurna
18TatipakaSrinivasa
West (7)
19EluruSai Balaji
20BheemavaramSatyanarayana
21TadepalligudemRanga Mahal
22TanukuSree Chitra
23PalakolluSrinivasa
24JangareddygudemLakshmi
25ChintalapudiTirumala Venkateswara
Krishna (4)
26VijayawadaUrvasi
27MachilipatnamUrvasi
28GudiwadaBhaskar
29TiruvuruSrinivasa
Guntur (10)
30GunturKrishna Mahal
31TenaliGaiety
32OngoleVijayadurga
33CheeralaMohan
34NarsaraopetaEswara Mahal
35ChilakaluripetaKalamandir
36SattenapalliSrinivasa
37MangalagiriVenkateswara
38MacherlaNeelima
39PidugurallaGangamahal
Nellore (4)
40NelloreKaveri
41GuduruSangham
42KavaliSai Mahal
43DarsiSiva Shankar
Nizam (7)
44HyderabadSudharshan 70mm
45KhammamSrinivasa 70mm
46WarangalSitarama 70mm
47KarimnagarVenkat Sai 70mm
48MahaboobnagarNataraj
49NizamabadLalitha Mahal 70mm
50KodadaSwathi 70mm
Ceded (22)
51AnanthapuramGayatri
52HindupuramSrinivasa
53KadiriRadhika
54TadipatriAnnapurna
55KadapaViswam
56ProdduturuAnwar
57PulivendulaSujatha
58Railway KoduruSrinivasa
59KurnoolVenkatesh
60NandhyalaNational
61AdoniDwaraka
62YemmiganurSomeswara
63AllagaddaSrilakshmi Prasanna
64DoneSree Rama
65BanaganapalliGM Picture Palace
66NandikotkurSiva Shankar
67TirupathiRamaraj
68ChittoorMSR
69MadanapalliTarakarama
70KalahastiBalaram
71PileruVenu
72PutturuSrinivasa
Karnataka (1)
73BangaloreMajestic
74G. MamidadaSrinivasa (Late Release)
(Share - Rs. 3 lakhs)
75GuntakalSLV (Late Release)

175-day Centres (31) (Direct-30, Shift-1):

S. No.CentreTheatre
Ceded (8)
1AdoniDwaraka (201 days)
(Gross Rs. 36,50,000)
2NandyalaNational (200 days)
(Share Rs. 14,70,000)
3ProdduturAnwar (183 days)
4KadapaViswam (177 days)
5AnanthapuramGayatri (176 days)
(Gross Rs. 45,70,280)
6KurnoolVenkatesh
7YemmiganurSomeswara (177 days)
(Share Rs. 8,92,000)
8PulivendulaSujatha
Krishna (3)
9MachilipatnamUrvasi (178 days)
(Gross Rs. 22,88,088)
10GudiwadaBhaskar (177 days)
(Gross Rs. 17,78,178)
11VijayawadaUrvasi (177 days)
(Gross Rs. 71,46,464)
Nizam (2)
12HyderabadSudarshan 70mm (177 days)
(Gross Rs. 70,60,286)
13WarangalSitarama
Uttarandhra (6)
14VizagChitralaya (177 days)
(Gross Rs. 68,84,013)
15VijayanagaramRanjani ( 177 days)
16SrikakulamKinnera (177 days)
(Gross Rs. 23,54,092)
17CheepurupalliNataraj (175 days)
(Gross Rs. 12 lakhs, Share Rs. 6,10,000)
18ChittivalasaNataraj
19PayakaraopetaRK Chitra Mandir
Guntur (6)
20GunturKrishna Mahal (227 days)
(Gross Rs. 48,02,605, Share Rs. 30,12,976)
21TenaliGaiety (183 days)
(Gross Rs. 20,34,369, Share Rs. 13,77,816)
22OngoleVijaya Durga (177 days)
(Share Rs. 14,92,119)
23MacherlaNeelima (176 days)
(Gross Rs. 9,55,751)
24CheeralaMohan (176 days)
(Gross Rs. 12,07,666, Share Rs. 5,92,708)
25ChilakaluripetaNagarjuna Kalamandir (175 days)
(Share Rs. 7,58,940)
West (2)
26EluruSai Balaji (179 days)
27TanukuSri Chitra (175 days)
East (2)
28KakinadaChandraguptha
29RajahmundryNagadevi (175 days)
Bangalore (1)
30BangaloreMajestic (175 days)
(Gross Rs. 44,37,674)
31NelloreRaghavendra Cine Complex (Kaveri+Kalyani) (175 days) (Shift)