Bachchan is the latest sensation in Sandalwood. The official first-week collections of the film is out and the film has managed to collect a whopping Rs 8 crore in the first week of its release. The collections are compiled from all the 194 theatres the film released across Karnataka. The film's producer Uday K Mehta, speaking to Chitraloka said that the gross collection at the box office for the film is Rs 8 crore, which is the highest so far for any Kannada film. The share for the producer after the deduction of rents would be Rs 5.5 crore. The net profit of Rs 5.5 crore in the first week is also a new high for Kannada films.
Mehta said that the film, which released in Dubai after it released in Karnataka, is doing well in the overseas centres as well. The film team is now on cloud nine following the huge success of the film. Director Shashank sent a message saying, "My dream has come true. Bachchan has crossed the ocean and has got a great applause and revenue also." The film is going strong in its second week as well and it remains to be seen if it breaches another landmark in collection after the second week.
Sources say that the satellite rights of the film has fetched Rs. 3.5 crore and with a profit of Rs 5.5 crore in the first week, the producer would be closer to realising his investment. The film is said to have cost a total of Rs 11 crore including publicity and the producer would recover the amount in the second week.