Vijay's "Jilla" and Ajith's "Veeram" have managed to sustain their momentum and do well in overseas markets.
According to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "Jilla" has earned A$42,677 (₹23.12 lakh) by the end of the second weekend in Australia. Ajith's "Veeram" is ahead of "Jilla" in the country, with the film raking in better collections than the Vijay starrer. "Veeram" has grossed A$82,934 (₹44.94 lakh) in 10 days.
Interestingly, "Jilla" has posted more collections than "Veeram" at the Malaysian box office. The Vijay-Mohanlal starrer grossed Malaysian Ringgit 827,916 (₹1.54 crore) in 10 days, whereas "Veeram" minted Malaysian Ringgit 785,780 (₹1.46 crore).
The business of both films are exceptionally high in Malaysia, which is touted to be a key market for Tamil films. They have managed to be in the list of top five films at the Malaysian box office. "Veeram", which was holding the third spot last week, has now been pushed to the fourth place in the second week (from 16-19 January). "Jilla", which was in the second position last week, has moved to the fifth spot.
The action-packed entertainers are also doing good business in other overseas markets including US and UK.
The films are turning out to be big hits, thanks to their fantastic business in India and international markets. They are doing roaring business in Tamil Nadu. "Jilla" has taken the Kerala box office by storm, while "Veeram" has done decent business in the state. In Karnataka and the rest of Indian areas where the films have released, they have performed admirably at the box office.
Director "Siruthai"Siva ("Veeram") and RT Neason ("Jilla") have won accolades for helming such big budget films. Film producers from other industries are reportedly interested to aquire the remake rights of "Veeram", whereas "Jilla" makers already have plans to remake the film in Telugu.