"It (Balupu) registered the best ever opening for a Ravi Teja film, raking in Rs.8.03 crore in three days," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
"Audiences loved Ravi Teja in his comeback mass avatar. I think the director-hero combination worked really well for the second time in a row," he added.
Ravi Teja and director Gopichand Malineni had previously worked in Don Seenu, which was a blockbuster.
Also starring Shruti Haasan, Anjali, Brahmanadam, Ali, Ashutosh Rana, Ajay, Prakash Raj, Jayaprakash Reddy and Lakshmi Rai, Balupu was produced by PVP Cinema.