Mani Ratnam's 'Ok Kanmani' has got an earth-shattering response at the US box office. It has beaten the record of Vijay's "Kaththi" and Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal". However, it has failed to surpass the collection of Vikram's "I" in the first weekend.
"OK Kanmani" has earned ₹3.87 crore in the opening weekend in the US. It was released in 175 screens, which helped the movie get such a response. It surpassed the business made by "Kaththi", which had collected ₹3.42 crore in the five-day weekend from 86 screens, and "Yennai Arindhaal", which had crossed ₹2.2 crore mark from 75 screens.
The impressive part of the success story of "Ok Kanmani" at the US box office is the fact that the film earned such a huge amount in a non-holiday weekend. The wide release and lack of big banner films in other languages also played a major role in giving fantastic opening to Mani Ratnam's film.
This is quite an achievement for a movie featuring budding actors like Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen. According to traders' analysis, the major part of the collection was due to the fact that it is a Mani Ratnam film.
However, "Ok Kanmani" failed to beat the opening weekend record of Vikram starrer "I". The Tamil film had raked in ₹4.30 crore in the first weekend from 222 screens. While the dubbed Tamil version of Mani Ratnam's "Ok Bangaram" made ₹1.44 crore from 39 screens, Shankar's Telugu version had collected ₹1.81 crore from 131 screens in festive Pongal season earlier this year.
"Ok Kanmani" also stayed way ahead of "Kanchana 2", which earned only ₹6.87 lakh from nine screens. We have to note that Raghava Lawrence's film lost to the Mani Ratnam film only at some overseas centres.
In Tamil Nadu and other states in India, "Kanchana 2" has beaten "Ok Kanmani".