Sai Dharam Tej, who tasted a big failure with his last film Tikka had worked hard to give a hit. Winner is the costliest production in Sai Dharam Tej's career but it is not performing well at box office in both India and overseas as well.
Director Gopichand Malineni, known for commercial potboilers was criticized heavily for making routine story offering nothing new. Winner movie is an out and out directorial disaster with boring screenplay.
The film performance is poor in USA, where it collected nearly $30k and closing business in USA would be approximately $50k. As the film’s rights were sold for Rs 25 crores around the world, it needs to recover atleast Rs 19 crores to achieve its breakeven.
The film is playing in 90+ screens in the USA which is the greatest number for Sai Dharam Tej.