New Delhi: Allu Arjun’s Pushpa: The Rise- Part I released on 17 December, 2021 in as many as 5 languages and set the box office on fire from the very first day. Despite the release of Spider-Man: No Way Home in the same week, the film has been doing exceptionally well at the box office ever since.
And now, as per latest reports, the Hindi-dubbed version of the Allu Arjun-starrer overtook Ranveer Singh’s cricket drama 83 in its lifetime box-office collection. The dubbed movie has now earned a total of Rs 106 crore and is still successfully running in the theatres, whereas the Ranveer Singh starrer came in short-handed earning Rs 103 crore.
With this, Pushpa has now become the second highest-grosser of 2021 in Hindi language, just behind Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif’s police drama Sooryavanshi.
Early in February, the Allu Arjun-Rashmika Mandhana-starrer film crossed the magical Rs. 100 crore nett. mark for its Hindi version.
As per trade analysts, Pushpa already crossed Rs. 300 crore gross in India and Rs. 350 crore gross worldwide. The Indian box office collection (nett.) stood at an estimated Rs. 275 crore.
The movie is also one of the highest South Indian grossers, joining the likes of SS Rajamouli and Prabhas’s mega-blockbuster Baahubali franchise, Prabhas-starrer Saaho and Rajnikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0.
Pushpa: The Rise managed to outearn its biggest competitions in the country. It even gave 83 a run for its money in the Hindi belt. The three-week worldwide theatrical collection of Pushpa was pegged at over Rs 300 crore since its release on December 17. Of this, Rs 80 crore was earned by the Hindi version alone domestically.
“Pushpa’s success overall and in North India is a sign of fast-evolving dynamics, which has put mainstream Hindi filmmakers on the backfoot. A lot of factors and variables played in its favour and that’s why it did so well,” experts say.