Suriya starrer "Masss", which is releasing on Friday, 29 May, has done a remarkable pre-release business and has beaten the record of Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal".
The latest Tamil movie has created a lot of positive buzz in the industry and in turn has helped "Masss" to rake in commendable revenue even before its release. It has collected approximately ₹80 crore, thereby beating Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal", which could only make ₹64.75 crore through various rights.
Andhra Box Office explains that "Masss" has earned about ₹34-35 crore from Tamil Nadu theatrical rights, about ₹9 crore from overseas rights, ₹10 crore from AP/Nizam rights, ₹4 crore from Karnataka, ₹3 crore from Kerala and about ₹50 lakh from rest of India to take its total tally to ₹61 crore.
From the Tamil satellite rights, "Masss" has raked in ₹15 crore and it has been acquired by Sun TV. Eros International has paid ₹75 lakh for the audio rights of the forthcoming Tamil film. From other rights, the Suriya starrer has made about ₹3 crore to reach the ₹80-crore mark.
On the other hand, "Yennai Arindhaal" had collected ₹35 crore from Tamil Nadu theatrical rights, ₹2.4 crore from Kerala, ₹2.25 crore from Karnataka, ₹60 lakh from rest of India and ₹9 crore from the overseas rights to take its total tally to ₹ 49.25 crore. While satellite rights had fetched ₹ 14 crore from Jaya TV, Sony Music had paid ₹1.5 crore for the audio rights.
Thus the pre-release business of "Yennai Arindhaal" ended at ₹64.75 crore.
Coming back to "Masss" pre-release business, the film might have done better business than "Yennai Arindhaal" but it has failed to beat the record of Suriya's earlier movie "Anjaan", which had raked in close to ₹90 crore.
But the Lingusamy directorial movie had bombed at the box office and this is said to be the one reasons why the business of Suriya's new movie has seen a dip in the pre-release business.