2012 has been a very productive year for Telugu film industry with many money spinning hits this year. This year also gets to have a special place in Tollywood trade. The Top 5 All time grosser list had witnessed changes for 3 times this year and in all probability, Eega's final result might force one more change in the list. Lets look in to the detail
After Sankranthi 2012:
Magadheera, Dookudu, Robo, Pokiri and Arundathi are the top 5 biggest hits at the start of this year. Mahesh Babu's Business Man was released for Sankranthi and went on to become a big commercial hit. The movie had replaced pushed out Arundathi in the Top 5 list and is placed the third in the list then.
Top5: Magadheera, Dookudu, Business Man, Robo, Pokiri [Change1]
Ram Charan's Racha had released with almost zero expectations and went on to became a huge commercial hit. The movie raked in as much as 40 Crore share and had pushed out Pokiri out of the Top 5 list. The movie did not stop with that, it became the third biggest hit pushing Business Man to fourth place and Robo to fifth place
Top5: Magadheera, Dookudu, Racha, Business Man, Robo [Change2]
Power Star Pawan Kalyan who was devoid of a solid hit for a long long time. Finally, had scored a resounding hit at the box office. The movie is an example of the stamina of Telugu movie with excellent performance in A,B and C centers alike. The movie became the second movie only after Magadheera to score 60Crore plus share worldwide.
The movie is currently placed second in the Top5 movies list pushing Dookudu to 3rd, Racha to 4th and Business Man is in the 5th rank.
Top5: Magadheera, Gabbar Singh, Dookudu, Racha and Business Man
Eega had opened positively in Trade. The movie had collected 11.71 Crore share in its opening weekend. Trade pundits predict that the movie might atleast replace Business Man in the Top5 list with the postponement of Julayi on cards.
Interestingly, the positions of Top5 movies had changed 4 times in the first six months of the year. And the later part of the year is also promising with many movies are going to release with mammoth expectations and good potential to change this list 2-3 times minimum. If it does, it is going to be a land mark year in Tollywood trade