The US box office is coming back to its feet with the local Hollywood releases setting new benchmarks (post-pandemic era). It is also good news for the Telugu movie industry. And what better film than RRR to reset and make it come alive.
The SS Rajamouli directorial starring Jr NTR and Ram Charan is planned to arrive in cinemas on October 13th. And it is here that it comes with a big ‘If’. If RRR comes on the announced date, it has all the chances to roar at the box office and smash all the existing records.
October 13th release is a Wednesday release in India. It means Tuesday premieres in the US. If that happens and there are the Tuesday offers and deals like seen previously, RRR could be off to a roaring start at the box office.
RRR has all the chances to beat the opening day of Baahubali 2 (premiere+day1) with the premieres itself. It will be primarily due to SS Rajamouli brand, but the multistarrer factor too would play a key role.
The issue here is now from the Indian side. The makers can only come to cinemas if the screens across all the country start screening the movies. So far, there is no clarity. However, as October is far away, it has enough time to go through the changing dynamics for theatrical releases.
The US box office is as critical for RRR as is the Telugu states and also the Bollywood. RRR has to come all over at the same time. Let’s wait and see how RRR manages the various troubles and emerges the box office behemoth it is expected to be.