Tamil superstar Suriya's latest thriller, "24," has been doing tremendous business at the worldwide box office ever since it was released on Friday, May 6.
The Vikram Kumar-directed movie is said to have made an approximate business of Rs 55.6 crore (gross) from three days of its theatrical run around the world. It is said to have become the second most successful South Indian movie at the worldwide box office in the opening weekend, after SS Rajamouli's blockbuster movie, "Baahubali."
The Suriya-starrer has minted an approximate gross amount of Rs. 33.5 crore from box offices in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Kerala. The sci-fi thriller has become the first Suriya-starrer to have a great opening in Kerala. The film is said to have earned a gross amount of Rs. 4.05 crore from the South Indian state, where Suriya enjoys a huge fan following.
"24" has also become the fastest grosser to reach the $1 million mark in the United States, with a collection of almost Rs. 7.65 crore (gross) from the overseas market and Canada. The Samantha Ruth Prabhu-Nithya Menen movie has also reportedly performed well as the Australian box office with an approximate earning of Rs. 92 lakh.
"Truly elated to receive all the love and appreciation that's been coming our way for 24. As an actor, it feels immensely good when I'm appreciated for not one but all the three roles I took up in this film. I genuinely thank each one of you who've loved this film — like our director Vikram Kumar keeps saying — WE made a film from our hearts for you and now we are truly humbled when we are showered with all your love and applause that you are giving me & team 24 [sic]," Suriya, who played three characters in the movie, said, thanking all his fans and well-wishers for supporting the team of "24."
Here is the area wise three-day collection report of "24", according to Andhra Box Office
|Area||1st weekend share||Gross|
|Nizam+Andhra Pradesh||Rs. 6.78 crore||Rs. 10.55 crore|
|Tamil Nadu||Rs. 9.3 crore||Rs. 15.5 crore|
|Kerala||Rs 1.8 crore||Rs. 4.05 crore|
|Karnataka||Rs. 1.5 crore||Rs. 3.45 crore|
|Rest of India (est)||Rs. 35 lakh||Rs. 90 lakh|
|India total||Rs. 18.93 crore||Rs. 33.35 crore|
|USA/Canada||Rs. 4.59 crore||Rs. 7.65 crore|
|UK||Rs. 32 lakh||Rs. 64 lakh|
|Australia||Rs. 46 lakh||Rs. 92 lakh|
|France||Rs. 26 lakh||Rs. 52 lakh|
|Rest of World (est)||Rs 5.75 crore||Rs 11.5 crore|
|Worldwide total||Rs 31.11 crore||Rs 55.6 crore|
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]