Sai Dharam Tej’s latest Telugu movie ‘Winner’ witnessed a good start in Telugu speaking states. After receiving mixed reviews from the critics, the film reported around 15% occupancy on first day Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. As the celluloid is facing box office competition with Suriya’s Singam 3, it is expected to earn Rs 4 crore on day 1.

Gopichand Malineni’s directorial project opened on a decent note on 24th February. The cinema experienced an average response from the movie-watchers. In Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the latest Telugu flick didn’t see much occupancy in theatres. The action movie, which also stars Rakul Preet Singh, Jagapati Babu and Mukesh Rishi in lead roles, seems to be struggling hard to divulge the attention of audiences.

After gaining 15% occupancy in morning shows, the movie reported a slight hike in its by noon and evening shows. The celluloid observed growth in the public response and reported more increment in the occupancy in night shows. The film’s competition with Shruti Hassan and Anushka Shetty’s Singam 3 is expected to be quite interesting in coming days.

‘Winner’ film experienced an advantage of Mahashivratri festival on its first day of release. The celluloid is expected to keep consistency in its performance on Saturday and Sunday. Hitting 90+ screens in foreign countries, the movie performed well in international market and might see hike in the audiences’ response on 2nd and 3rd day of its release.