I was spellbound when I saw this ad for the first time as the film gross collections were at par with those of its main theatre collections in HYD. Kurukshetram collected approximately Rs 88,000/- in its first week at Sudarshan 35 in Hyderabad.
Very interesting to note that its run in the side theatres got extended by one full week in Rajamundry and by 5 days in Vijayawada. The movie was released on 17/12/1982.
Interesting to note that “Hanthakulu Devanthakulu” was the first film in this fancy theatre in Gudiwada. The theatre was opened for public on June 09th 1972 and only had a ceremonial screening of “Sri Venkateswara Mahathyam“! Hanthakulu Devanthakulu was released here on June 10th, 1972.
3-Peat is the term that came to my mind instantaneously while looking at the release centers list of “PrajaaRajyaam” again.
If not continuously, Superstar Krishna is the first and only hero to have three movies debuting in 4 theatres in a calendar year in a center excluding Hyderabad.
Earlier in the year 1983,“Bezawaada Bebbuli” was released in Rama Talkies, Srinivasa Mahal, RamaKrishna Talkies (Patamata) & Satyanarayana theatre in Singhnagar in Vijayawada.
“Oorantha Sankraanthi” was his next film to release in four theatres in the same city. The multi-starrer was released in Annapurna A/C, Saraswathi Picture Palace, RamaKrishna Talkies (Patamata) & RaamGopal (Gunadhala).
Krishna also has another record in the slab system, as he is the only hero to have a movie in 70s (“Alluri Seetha Raama Raaju”) and in 80s (PrajaaRajyam), which went on to complete its 100 days run in the main theatre after releasing in 4 theatres in a city excluding Hyderabad. Both movies reached their milestone at JaiHindh theatre. The latter also completed its direct 10 days run at Vijaya Talkies, Guntur. The socio -political movie was released in 60 theatres