Suriya's "24" has created history in Kerala. The Tamil flick has made a record breaking collection in God's Own Country and has now joined the Rs. 10-crore club.
The movie has grossed Rs. 10 crore at the Kerala box office. Sopanam Entertainment, the film's distributor in Kerala, confirmed the news on Twitter and posted, "#24TheMovie crossed 10cr mark in Kerala.Thank you all for making it as a Blockbuster..!! [sic]" It is the first film of Suriya to have reached this mark. It now features in the list of top Tamil grossers in God's Own Country.
In fact, he is the fourth actor to register his name in the Rs. 10-crore club in Kerala after superstar Rajinikanth, Vikram and Ilayathalapathy Vijay. "Enthiran," "I," "Theri," "Kaththi" and "Thuppakki" are the Tamil films that have reportedly made collection of above Rs. 10 crore in Kerala.
"24" has also broken Suriya's previous best of Rs. 8.3 crore, made by "Singam 2," in Kerala. Hence, the latest film has turned out to be a special flick for Suriya.
Meanwhile, the collection of "24," which was made with the budget of Rs. 70 crore, has dropped in many centres. The movie has collected over Rs. 100 crore worldwide and has minted Rs. 31 crore ($4.64 million) alone from the international box office.
The underlying part of its success story is that "24" has done exceptionally well overseas, compared to the domestic box office. The movie has impressed the audience with its good content and Suriya's electrifying screen presence backed with brilliant visuals.
Vikram Kumar's "24" has Samantha and Nithya Menen in the female lead roles. It is a science-fiction movie about time-travel, which has been produced by Suriya himself under his home banner of 2D Entertainment.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]