"Despite the onslaught of Vikram-starrer 'I', 'Gopala Gopala' has done phenomenal business of approximately Rs.48 crore in its opening weekend worldwide," trade analyst Trinath said.
Directed by Kishore Kumar Pardasani, the film, which release on January 10, featured Pawan and Venkatesh for the first time. Pawan played the god, while Venkatesh reprised the role of Paresh Rawal from the original.
Trinath added the release of "I" caused some worry for the distributors of 'Gopala Gopala'."Even though 'Gopala Gopala' released four days before 'I', the latter did worry the distributors after registering highest opening for a dubbed Telugu film.
Vikram's film collected nearly Rs.10 crore on release day in Andhra Pradesh," he said. Nevertheless, 'Gopala Gopala' managed to keep the cash registers ringing.