Vikram's "I" has gotten an amazing opening in Bengaluru and has beaten the first day records of Aamir Khan's Bollywood movie "PK" at Box Office in the Garden City.
On the opening day, Vikram's "I" has approximately grossed above ₹2 crores in Bengaluru, whereas Aamir's "PK" reportedly earned just above a crore.
While the Tamil movie had about 160 shows, Aamir movie had close to 300 shows. Yet "I" has managed to beat "PK" records at Bengaluru Box Office. The success of the Vikram's movie lies in the occupancy that the film got on the opening day.
Vikram's movie, which is distributed by Gokul Films in the Garden City, had 100% occupancy for 75% of the shows and the remaining 25% had above 80% occupancy. On the other hand, the occupancy had ranged from 40-80 % for the shows of "PK" in Bengaluru.
The success of "I" clearly states once again that Tamil movies have a better market than Bollywood in Bengaluru. However, the performance of "PK" gradually improved in the following days and remained stable due to good word-of-mouth.
We have to wait and see how the Chiyaan's film will perform, given the mixed reviews that the flick has gotten from the audience and critics. Nonetheless, this is the best performance of a Vikram movie in Bengaluru.
"Anniyan" and "Raavanan" are the two movies of Vikram that have done well in Bengaluru in the recent years. Many of his recent movies like "Rajapattai" and "David" had disappeared from theatres without any trace.
Meanwhile, "I" has registered a fantastic opening worldwide. The early reports emerging from trade reveal that the film has done well in Tamil Nadu and a few foreign countries like the US and Malaysia.