Vijay's "Theri" has completed its 50 glorious days in theatres on Thursday, June 2. The movie has also been declared a 'blockbuster' at the box office.
"Theri" was released on April 14 on the occasion of Tamil New Year. After getting an earth-shattering response for its advance booking, the film went on to collect Rs. 13.1 crore from 425 screens in Tamil Nadu. It minted Rs. 28.96 crore from the worldwide box office on its opening day.
The film had opened to fairly positive reviews and the family-oriented content became a prime attraction in driving audience to theatres. As a result, "Theri" raked in Rs. 35.32 crore at the box office in Tamil Nadu and earned Rs. 85.36 crore from the worldwide box office in its opening weekend.
In the next few days, the collection of "Theri" remained stable in many centres, which helped the film to gross over Rs. 100 crore in its first week at the worldwide box office.
Now, the film has entered its 50th day run in limited theatres in Tamil Nadu. The industry estimates the movie to have collected between Rs. 70 to Rs. 75 crore in the state, while it has grossed over Rs. 10 crore from the Chennai market alone.
Meanwhile, reports emerging from Kerala have indicated that the film has turned out to be a hit in the God's Own Country too. It has reportedly collected over Rs. 16 crore there.
The best part of its success story is that "Theri" has earned close to Rs. 45 crore from the international box office. It has done well in the U.S., Canada, Australia and many other countries. Trade reports claim the flick to have earned over Rs. 140 crore from the worldwide box office.
"Theri" has been produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu and directed by Atlee Kumar. It is a revenge drama, which has Samantha and Amy Jackson in the female leads.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]