Moreover, HanuMan has amassed $550,000 and is on track to reach $1 million on its debut day in the USA.
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Telugu film HanuMan has reportedly made more money on its first day in India than Merry Christmas, starring Vijay Sethupathi, with ₹ 11.91 crore. The nation's audiences are also giving the Teja Sajja-starrer tremendous praise for its performances and visual appeal. With other major releases on the same day that saw great anticipation, the film's success is even more surprising.
Moreover, HanuMan has amassed $550,000 and is on track to reach $1 million on its debut day in the USA. Over 1000 shows premiered on the first day across India, with 766 shows completely sold out. On BookMyShow, the 2-hour, 38-minute movie has garnered 9.7 out of 10 ratings. Apart from Telugu, the film is also available in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, and Kannada.
On January 12, HanuMan released alongside big films like Mahesh Babu's Guntur Kaaram and Merry Christmas. Sriram Raghavan’s thriller film Merry Christmas made ₹2.55 crore on its first day of release in theatres in India, while Guntur Kaaram made about ₹ 50 crore.
Film industry veterans from Telugu have emphasised that while all Sankranthi releases might have strong openings, it's imperative that the film's buzz extends beyond the festive weekend and draws audiences. All the Sankranthi films have at least three weeks to establish their value, and no significant releases have been scheduled until the end of January.
The main character of the superhero movie is Hanumanthu, played by Teja Sajja, a young man who discovers an ancient power source that connects him to Lord Hanuman. The story is set in a fictional hilly town named Anjanadri.
Awe! Fame Prasanth Varma has directed HanuMan. The director himself has penned the screenplay for this movie. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Amritha Aiyer, Vinay Rai, Samuthirakani, Vennala Kishore, and Raj Deepak Shetty are also playing prominent roles in this movie, produced by K Niranjan Reddy under the banner of Primeshow Entertainment. According to reports, the film will be streaming on Zee5 after its theatrical run.
Anudeep Dev, GowraHari, and Krishna Saurabh have composed the soundtracks for this film. Actor Ravi Teja has also voiced a character in HanuMan, which is distributed by Mythri Movie Makers, RKD Studios, AA Films, and Sakthi Film Factory in theatres.