The collections went a bit down before Monday but the situation became worse from then as per trade analysts. The occupancy in theatres has come down by half which is worrying the distributors. Despite getting an average talk, Mahesh's stardom and festive season helped this film in getting tremendous collections. The film returned almost 80% of its investment and will eventually reach the breakeven mark in most of the areas. But the situation is war from what the producers are publicising. It is not a non-Baahubali film as marketed. The film failed to enter the Top 10 list in the overseas market which is stunned even Mahesh Babu's fans.
As this is a mass entertainer, most of the people thought 'Sarileru Neekevvaru' will become a blockbuster but it didn't happen. The mediocre content dampened the film's chances and looks like Mahesh has to wait for some more time to get his blockbuster film with huge profits.