"Theri" has become the biggest hit at the Chennai box office in Vijay's career. The movie has also broken the records of SS Rajamouli's "Bahubali," also spelt as "Baahubali," and Ajith's "Vedalam" in the capital city of Tamil Nadu.
The total collection of "Theri" by the end of its third weekend stood at Rs. 8.76 crore, as per Behindwoods. The Vijay-starrer has surpassed the collection of "Bahubali," which had minted Rs. 8.28 crore in its lifetime, and Ajith's "Vedalam," which had earned Rs. 6.70 crore in Chennai.
"Theri" had a fantastic opening in Chennai, raking in Rs. 3.06 crore from 456 shows in the first weekend. In its second weekend the Vijay-starrer had earned Rs. 1.67 crore from 426 shows to take its 10-day total to Rs. 6.49 crore.
The movie has now occupied the second place in the list of highest-grossing Tamil movies in Chennai. Chiyaan Vikram's "I" is in the numero uno position, having raked in Rs. 9.70 crore in its lifetime. "Theri" is expected to cross this record by this week.
However, "24" might be a hurdle in the path of "Theri," as Suriya's film is ready for release big in Chennai this Friday, May 6. The Vijay-starrer is likely to lose many screens to the science-fiction movie, and it should be interesting to see how Ilayathalapathy's flick does in the coming days.
"Theri" in the overseas Market
"Theri" has done great business in the North America, where it has minted $1,127,386 ($728,317 in U.S. and $399,069 in Canada). In the U.K., it has raked in £392,568 and is now in the third place in the list of all-time biggest Tamil hits in the region.
The movie has been written and directed by Atlee Kumar and produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu. Samantha and Amy Jackson have played the female leads in the flick, which was released on April 14.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]