The makers of Balakrishna's Jai Simha have erupted in the success celebrations. No doubt, this is the only Sankranthi winner at the Box Office. But if one compares it with Balayya's 2017 Sankranthi release, Gautamiputra Satakarni, this is no where close.
In fact, Jai Simha is just half of Satakarni in terms of BO collections. This indicates that 'Sankranthi Simham' Balayya and KS Ravikumar combo has not delivered an upto-the-mark film.
While GPSK had got a world-wide theatrical share of over Rs 55 Crore, Jai Simha managed to get 27 Crore share only in ten days. That is, Jai Simha is only half of Satakarni. Although Jai Simha is still continuing its run in cinemas, it has almost come to its closure. Even if it gets some, it will be marginal. So, overall, Jai Simha is just half of what Satakarni achieved.
Importantly, Jai Simha managed to get only half of Satakarni even after the disaster result of Pawan Kalyan's Agyaathavaasi. Had Agnyaathavaasi worked well, Jai Simha would had suffered more.
Any ways, it is time, Balayya should introspect instead of celebrating the success. From last Sankranthi to this Sankranthi, his market share has fallen by half!