Nbk starrer ‘Lion’ ended as a failure. The only positive aspect here would be managing a share much better than any of the Nandamuri Hero’s flop Movies in the past decade.
Inspite of having a good subject in hand, filmmaker Satya Deva wasn’t successful in delivering a power-packed entertainer. Critics feel an experienced Director with good track record could have done wonders with such a story.
However, A share of nearly Rs 17 crore will certainly boost the pre-release business of Balakrishna’s 99th & 100th as they are going to happen with good combinations (Srivaas-Kona-Gopimohan & Boyapati Seenu).
Lion Total Collections (Share):
Nizam: Rs 4.20 Crore
Ceded: Rs 3.30 Crore
Uttar Andhra: Rs 1.81 Crore
Guntur: Rs 1.66 Crore
Krishna Rs 1.00 Crore
East: Rs 1.14 Crore
West: Rs 1.10 Crore
Nellore: Rs 0.89 Crore
Lion AP & Nizam Total Collections: Rs 15.10 Crore
Lion Worldwide Total Collections: Rs 16.8 Crore (including Karnataka: Rs 1.35 crore; Rest of India: Rs 0.35 crore).