Custody Box Office Day 1: Naga Chaitanya Movie Outperforms Samantha’s Shaakuntalam Opening Collections

Actor Naga Chaitanya’s film Custody opened to decent reviews with a theatrical release on Friday, May 12, 2023. The film earned over Rs 3.2 crore at its opening, across all languages.

According to shopping website Sacnilk, early collections from Naga Chaitanya’s film Custody beat those from his ex-wife Samantha Ruth Prabhu’s recent film Shaakuntalam, which collected Rs 3 crore. His film, Yashoda, is also compared to Custody.

What happened to Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu?

Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu were married for four years before announcing their separation in 2021. In a recent interview, Chaitanya confirmed their divorce. Although he continues to praise Samantha as a person and an achiever, she chose not to comment too much on him. Fans and the showbiz world, however, continue to talk about it and compare their films too.

Shaakuntalam and Yashoda Box Office Collections on Day 1

Sacnilk reports that Custody beat the Day 1 collections of two Samantha Ruth Prabhu films – Shaakuntalam and Yashoda.

Shaakuntalam was a flop when it hit theaters on April 14, 2023 pan-Indian. It collected Rs 3 crore on its opening day. These numbers are just slightly lower than Custody’s.

Yashoda hit theaters on November 11, 2022. Its opening day collections stood at Rs 3.06 crore in India for all languages. However, Yashoda is not considered a flop, as it broke even and recouped its cost via the sale of pre-release rights.

Shaakuntalam was released on the Amazon Prime Video OTT platform on May 11, 2023.

About custody

Custody stars Naga Chaitanya with Krithi Shetty, Arvind Swamy and Priyamani. This is Naga Chaitanya’s first bilingual film, shot and released in Tamil and Telugu. The film is produced by Srinivasaa Chitturi and presented by Pavan Kumar.

The guard must resume and do better for Naga Chaitanya’s career to survive. The actor was also seen in Aamir Khan’s 2022 film Laal Singh Chaddha.


  1. When is Custody coming out on OTT?
    The release date of Custody on OTT has not yet been announced.
  2. Are Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu still together?
    Naga Chaitanya and Samantha Ruth Prabhu separated in 2021 and later divorced.

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