Call it the good will of hero Nikhil or the brand of writer Kona Venkat, the film Shankarabharanam despite poor word of mouth had a decent weekend.
Although the collections are not available for all areas, the trade terms it among the best openers and opening weekend grosser for Nikhil. Huge release had a bid hand in that but the fact that the film got a huge release in first place shows the trust the team had developed prior to release.
Today as expected there was a drop in collections which means the film will be end up in losses. If only the film had lived up to the expectations things would have been different. A big opportunity missed is all that can be said at this point.