Superstar Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" had a grand opening at the worldwide box office. The film is estimated to have earned about ₹30 crore at the worldwide box office. (Update: "Lingaa" Creates New Record on Opening Day)
"Lingaa" minted $404,566 from 118 screens during premiere shows (Thursday) in the US.
"#Lingaa USA premiere gross at $404,566 from 118 scrns. Ended up #6 overall in USA for Thursday," tweeted, ATMUS Entertainment, the US distributors for Tamil films.
The film is set to beat overall collections of Vijay's "Kaththi", which raked in over $600K at the US box office. "Kaththi" is the sixth highest grossing Tamil film of all time.
"Lingaa" has emerged as the seventh highest all time Tamil grosser of 2014 in just a single day. "#Lingaa thalaivar makes into 7th highest all time Tamil grosser of USA with just 1 day gross. Will enter top 5 today," tweeted ATMUS.
The film is likely to continue its fantastic run in the opening weekend and rake in huge collections at the US box office.
"Lingaa" has fetched £16,339 through premiere shows at the UK box office. "#Lingaa UK *Premiere Shows* (last night) - £16,339 (16 lacs) from just 7 locations. Expecting a monstrous increase this weekend," tweeted uktamilbo.
"Lingaa" has taken humongous openings in Tamil Nadu where the film witnessed 100 percent occupancy in several theatres. The film, which released in over 600 screens in Tamil Nadu, has minted ₹16.75 crore on the opening day, according to cinemalead.The Rajinikanth starrer has reportedly surpassed the opening day collections of "Kaththi," which stand at approximately ₹12.5 crore.
"Lingaa" has taken huge openings in the AP/Nizam box office. According to early estimates, the film might have earned around ₹6 crore (gross) on the first day of its release, according to Andhraboxoffice.
It remains to be seen as to how the film fares considering that it has received mixed reviews from the critics and the audience response has also been average.