The mythological drama starring Samantha as the lead, was released on April 14 amidst huge expectationsDespite promoting the film across the nation, Samantha's highly-anticipated pan-India film ‘Shaakuntalam', which was released on April 14, crashed at the box office and saw a flat trend on the weekend. The film garnered mixed-to-negative reviews, with most praising Samantha and Allu Arha’s performances but criticising the VFX, screenplay, and direction. The film also marks the debut of Allu Arjun’s daughter Arha, in Telugu cinema.Made on a budget of Rs 60 crore, the magnum opus has failed to draw the audiences to the theatres. As per industry trackers, the film collected 1.69 crores on Day 3, taking its total collection to Rs 6.54 crores. While in the US, the film has collected about $200 k, which is very low when compared to Samantha’s previous outings. Shaakuntalam's Total Box Office Collection So Far (Estimates):Day 1: Rs 3 croreDay 2: Rs 1.85 crore Day 3: Rs 1.69 One of the most expensive mythological dramas headlined by an actress, is helmed by Gunasekhar and bankrolled by Dil Raju and Neelima Guna. Inspired by Kalidasa’s most loved play ‘Abhijnanashakuntalam’, the film features an ensemble cast, including Dev Mohan, Sachin Khedekar, Prakash Raj, Mohan Babu, Aditi Balan, Madhoo, and Jisshu Sengupta, in pivotal roles.