Cassian Baliarsingh

Teja Sajja’s HanuMan continues to win the hearts of movie-goers. Released on January 12 on the auspicious occasion of Sankranthi, the desi superhero movie continues to make waves at the box office.

Despite the clash with Tollywood Prince Mahesh Babu’s Guntur Kaaram and Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi’s Merry Christmas, the film managed to hold its own in the Sankranthi race.

The week 1 report card of the film is finally here and HanuMan has passed with flying colours. As per trade analyst, the Prashanth Varma film has beaten KGF: Chapter 1 and Kantara. Through a tweet, Taran said that HanuMan’s first-week Hindi version collection was higher than week 1 collection of KGF and Kantara.

Taking to X (Twitter), Taran wrote, “HanuMan continues to perform best in mass pockets/Hindi heartland, which is adding weight to its total… Eyes ₹ 23cr+ biz in *Week 1*, an EXCELLENT TOTAL, which is HIGHER than *Week 1* of KGF [first part] and Kantara [both Hindi versions].”

He continued, “HanuMan Fri 2.15 cr, Sat 4.05 cr, Sun 6.17 cr, Mon 3.80 cr, Tue 2.60 cr, Wed 2.25 cr. Total: ₹ 21.02 cr. India biz. Note: Hindi version.”

On the other hand, the Telugu version in North India collected: Fri 24 lacs, Sat 40 lacs, Sun 45 lacs, Mon 28 lacs, Tue 17 lacs, Wed 15 lacs. Total: ₹ 1.69 cr.

With positive response and good word of mouth, the collection of the film is expected to rise in the coming week. It has already crossed the Rs 100-crore club worldwide. Not for the clash with Mahesh Babu, the movie would have had a better collection.

Apart from Teja Sajja, HanuMan also features Amritha Aiyer, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Deepak Shetty and Vennela Kishore in pivotal roles.