Director Atlee's "Raja Rani" continues to achieve good business in south Indian states. The film took a good opening raking in ₹3.20 crore on its first day in Tamil Nadu.
The combined collections from TN, Kerala and Karnataka add up to ₹3.70 crore, which is the best ever opening for Arya's film. The second day collections of "Raja Rani" are pegged at ₹4 crore from these afore-mentioned states.
"#RajaRani [Tamil] Sat biz: Tamil Nadu - ₹3.50 cr, Kerala - ₹20 lacs, Karnataka - ₹ 30 lacs. Total: ₹ 4 cr. Word of mouth is strong!" trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film's Sunday (29 September) collections are yet to be available, but the film is likely to have crossed the ₹10 crore mark in its opening weekend.
Impressive trailer and promotional activities are among the factors that have contributed to the film's success. Positive feedback from critics and strong word of mouth are also working in the film's favour.
Director Atlee, who comes from Shankar's stable, has won accolades from all quarters for his impressive debut as a director. The performances of the lead actors including Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya have come in for appreciation from critics as well as the audience.
"Raja Rani", deemed as a family entertainer, has Sathyaraj and Santhanam in supporting roles. While Sathyaraj appears as Nayanthara's father, Santhanam dons the role of the hero's friend and provides comic relief.
The film is expected to carry out good business till this Wednesday (2 October), when Vijay Sethupathi's Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara" (IAB) will be released. The number of screens showing "Raja Rani" might be reduced owing to the new release. One needs to wait a little longer to find out if "Raja Rani" will be able to hamper "IAB" collections and continue its success run at the box office.