Suriya-Samantha's action entertainer "Anjaan" has performed well in key overseas markets like the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia.
Directed by Lingusamy, the gangster flick, which hit screens on 15 August, has opened to mixed reviews from critics.
"Anjaan" has grossed ₹98.82 lakh ($162,463) in its first weekend at the US box office, according to Bollywood Hungama. The Suriya starrer has failed to beat the opening weekend collections of Dhanush's "Velai Illa Pattathari" ("VIP"), which minted ₹1.04 crore in the US.
The film has also not surpassed the debut weekend collections of Ajith's "Veeram" and Vijay's "Jilla". While the Ajith starrer raked in ₹1.24 crore, Vijay's film fetched ₹1.19 crore, which are higher than "Anjaan" collections.
"Anjaan" fetched ₹86.69 lakh (£85,120) in the opening weekend at the UK box office. The film has surpassed the first weekend collections of "VIP" amounting to ₹30.74 lakh. The Suriya starrer has also performed better than Vidya Balan's Hindi film "Bobby Jasoos", which had collected only ₹57.96 lakh at the end of its third weekend.
"Anjaan" did not beat "Jilla" (₹1.54 crore), however, it surpassed "Veeram" debut weekend collections amounting to ₹62.98 lakh.
The action entertainer fetched in ₹60.66 lakh (A$107,013) at the Australian box office. The film has performed better than Akshay Kumar's Hindi film "Entertainment". The slapstick comedy drama managed to earn only ₹51.44 lakh at the end of its second weekend. "Anjaan" has earned better collections than the Akshay strarrer in its opening weekend itself.
"Anjaan" is a clear winner when compared with "Jilla" and "Veeram" Australia collections, which stand at ₹17.59 lakh and ₹34.33 lakh, respectively.
"Anjaan" is rocking the Malaysian box office, where Tamil films have a strong foothold. The film has minted ₹1.58 crore (817,919 Malaysian Ringgit) in its first weekend and has crossed the first weekend collections of several biggies like "VIP" (₹62.91 lakh), "Jilla" (₹78.02 lakh) and "Veeram" (₹71.03 lakh).
The film's three-day collections have been really good. But, it needs to be seen whether the Suriya starrer will be able to sustain its momentum in the coming days. As the film has got negative feedback, it's collections might witness some drops.
Meanwhile, the Telugu version of "Anjaan", titled as "Sikindar" had a decent opening weekend. The film started on a good note, but its business declined in the second and the third day.