Lady superstar Samantha Ruth Prabhu has once again proved that she commands a very strong following among the Telugu audience. She reiterated that her female-centric films can draw good crowds with minimal promotions. Her latest offering Yashoda, an emotional drama which hit the screens this Friday, took an impressive start at the box office in the Telugu States and overseas.
Surprisingly, Samantha outperformed both Akkineni heroes – Nagarjuna and Naga Chaitanya at the box office with decent openings. As per trade estimates, Yashoda notched up 3.7 Crore share on its first day. This is a good start considering the genre and its cast and also the best opening in recent times for a Telugu film. Yashoda registered better footfalls and collections than Nagarjuna’s recent film The Ghost and Naga Chaitanya’s Thank You.
Both The Ghost and Thank You tanked heavily at the box office and handed over the biggest disasters to Nag and Chay. The comparison between Samantha and Akkineni’s heroes is inevitable due to the recent developments in her life. Yashoda is expected to have a decent run in its first weekend.