Vijay's "Kaththi" has successfully completed its fifth weekend at the United States box office. The film minted $160 from one screen in its fifth weekend and its total collections (till 23 November) stand at $622,114 (₹3.85 crore), according to Bollywood Hungama.
The film has emerged as one of the biggest hits in the US. The Vijay starrer has created history by emerging the highest grossing non-Rajinikanth and non-Kamal Haasan film in the country. It is currently placed at the second spot in the list of highest grossing Tamil films of 2014 at the US box office, while Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiiyaan" is on top with $635K.
With "Kaththi" being screened in only one screen, it is unlikely for the film to surpass "Kochadaiiyaan" collections. The film's business is expected to be closed soon in the US.
In Chennai, "Kaththi" has managed to hang on to some screens even in its fifth week. Although the film's performance has slowed down, it has managed to hold on to some screens despite facing competition from other releases.
"Kaththi" is estimated to have grossed ₹7.72 crore at the end of the fifth weekend and has emerged as a huge blockbuster, reported Behindwoods.
The film has grossed more than ₹100 crore at the worldwide box office and is Vijay's second film to achieve the feat after 2012-blockbuster flick "Thuppakki."
The action thriller faced protests from some fringe groups prior to its release. However, the issues were sorted out and the film took grand openings upon its release. It set new benchmarks such as the highest day one grosser in Tamil Nadu.
While the film has successfully completed 30-day run at the box office, it remains to be seen as to whether the Vijay starrer will be able to complete 50-day run in a few theatres across Tamil Nadu.
Meanwhile, the makers of "Kaththi" have released a deleted scene from the film much to the delight of the fans.
Directed by AR Murugadoss, "Kaththi" has Vijay in dual roles. Samantha, Neil Nithin Mukesh and comedian Sathish are also part of the film's cast. Anirudh has composed the songs, while George C Williams has handled cinematography.