The first half of 2023 has been a mixed bag for Tollywood, with both hits and flops fighting for box office supremacy. But Chiranjeevi and Ravi Teja's 'Waltair Veerayya' has become the clear winner, leaving Prabhas in its wake.
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The year kick-started with Nandamuri Balakrishna's 'Veera Simha Reddy,' which made a huge splash upon release. Even though the movie's popularity dropped quickly, its good start at the box office kept it from being called a flop. Soon after, 'Waltair Veerayya' came out. It was a great comeback for Chiranjeevi, who wowed viewers and ruled the box office. Adding to the mix is 'Adipurush,' whose Telugu version earned more than 100 crore shares, which is a big number.
Now, let's take a look at the top five share sales for Telugu versions. Track Tollywood's report says that Sai Dharam Tej's drama 'Virupaksha' came in fifth. It made a respectable 47 crores at the box office and was praised as one of Tollywood's best thrillers. 'Dasara,' starring Nani, was highly anticipated but did not do as well at the box office, making a total of 62 crores.
Veera Simha Reddy from the movie 'Balayya' comes in third with 74 crores in share sales. 'Adipurush,' starring Prabhas, comes in second. Despite all the bad things said about it, its Telugu version made an amazing 107 crores at the box office.
But Chiranjeevi and Ravi Teja's 'Waltair Veerayya' remains at the top of the charts. It has made an amazing 129 crores from the Telugu market alone, which is a lot of money for a movie. Since it came out in the first month of 2023, the movie has shown that it will last and stay popular.
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As the year goes on, Tollywood fans are looking forward to more box office fights and exciting performances, hoping for a resurgence of hits that will have a lasting effect on the industry.