Box Office: 'Arrambam' UK, Australia Collections; Ajith Starrer to be Remade in Hindi?
Ajith's "Arrambam" (aka "Aarambam") has earned ₹1.55 crore in six days at the UK box office. The film raked in around ₹1.34 crore from 37 screens in its first weekend and continues its good run at the UK box office fetching decent collections. [Also Read: "Arrambam" First Week Collections]
"Arrambam" minted £8,440 on Monday (4 November) and £10,291 on Tuesday (5 November). The film's six-day collections from UK is pegged at ₹1.55 crore, reported film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The action-packed entertainer has earned around ₹64 lakh in six days at the Australian box office."Tamil film #Arrambam *Australia* Mon A$ 7,868, Tue A$ 6,983. Total: A$ 108,011 [₹ 64.07 lacs]," Taran tweeted.
"Arrambam" has reportedly grossed around ₹15 crore in its first week at the overseas box office. If the reports are true, the film's worldwide gross would stand at approximately ₹52 crore. A major chunk of the film's collections come from Tamil Nadu, where Ajith has a huge fan following.
According to reports, "Arrambam" grossed around ₹30 crore at the Tamil Nadu box office within a week. The figures from other states including Kerala, Karnataka and the Rest of India is approximately between ₹7 crore and ₹8 crore. If the overseas collections are included, then the total worldwide figures would be around ₹52 crore.
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The Vishnu Vardhan directorial is performing well in Tamil Nadu dominating over new releases. The film is going steady in Karnataka while the other two Tamil films - "All in All Azhaguraja" and "Pandiya Nadu" - have failed to make an impact in the state. "Arrambam" needs to continue its good run to achieve a "hit" status in the state, reported AndhraBoxOffice.
The Telugu dubbed version of "Arrambam", which was expected to release simultaneously with the Tamil version, is likely to release on 29 November in Andhra Pradesh.
Ever since "Arrambam" went on floors, the buzz surrounding the film doesn't seem to stop. Speculations are rife that the Ajith starrer might be remade in Hindi. Remaking south films is the current trend in Bollywood. Several Bollywood stars have worked in remakes of southern films, which have been successful among the Hindi audience as well.
Buzz is that actor Akshay Kumar is keen on getting the remake rights of "Arrambam", reported The Times of India. The daily says that Akshay was impressed with the Tamil film and has reportedly approached the makers to bag the remake rights. However, there is no official confirmation on the same.
Akshay has already done a few south remakes including "Rowdy Rathore" and "Boss." He is currently working in the Hindi remake of Tamil film "Thuppakki", directed by AR Murugadoss.
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