Vijay's "Thalaivaa", which was released on 20 August, is doing good business in Tamil Nadu. [Also Read: "Thalaivaa" Issue Did not Affect "Jilla"; Will Vijay Starrer Release on Pongal 2014?]
"Thalaivaa" hit the theatres in Tamil Nadu 11 days after the worldwide release. The action flick opened to an impressive start across the state and received a rousing welcome from jubiliant fans, who celebrated the film's release with much fanfare.
Despite the film hitting theatres on a week day, its opening day collections are said to be good. According to trade analyst Trinath, "Thalaivaa" collected between ₹5 crore and ₹10 crore on the debut day in TN.
It has been only four days since "Thalaivaa" was released but some smaller centres have reported a dip in collections. However, the film has been doing well in multiplexes and big theatres. "Thalaivaa" fetched around ₹1.68 crore in the first two days of its release in Chennai, according to Behindwoods.
"Thalaivaa" reportedly collected more than ₹90 lakh in two days from four districts of Tamil Nadu - Coimbatore, Tirupur, Nilgiri and Erode.
Velmurugan of Vel Films, the distributor of "Thalaivaa" in these four districts, told Behindwoods, "I released the movie in 75 screens in these 4 districts and the response over the first 2 days has been impressive and the 2 days gross has crossed 90 lakhs."
The Vijay starrer has done decent business in other parts of the state too. It was released in about 34 screens in Trichy and raked in around ₹80 lakh. In Salem, the film was released in 56 screens, grossing around ₹70 lakh.
"Thalaivaa" is expected to perform well in its first weekend in TN, as only one Tamil film made its way to the theatres on 23 August. Vemal's "Desingu Raja" was released in about 250 screens across the state but it is expected not to pose any threat to "Thalaivaa", as the romantic-comedy entertainer received average reviews from film critics.
Meanwhile, "Thalaivaa" collections have been impressive in other southern states including Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (Telugu version titled "Anna"). It has done good business in international markets as well.