Nandamuri Balakrishna's tribute to his father, NTR Kathanayakudu was received well by the critics and the audience on its opening day. But all that is not reflecting in the movie's box office collections. NTR Kathanayakudu has collected a gross amount of Rs. 25 crores approximately and the distributor share being Rs. 15.12 crores. The pre-release business was done for a whopping amount of Rs. 71.30 crores and NTR Kathanayakudu is expected to end up as a big disaster even after getting good reviews. The word of mouth not being very encouraging and tough competition from VVR and F2 could be the reason why NTR Kathanayakudu is underperforming.