Atlee Kumar's "Theri" has emerged victorious at the overseas box office. In the opening weekend, the Vijay-starrer has done fantastic business and was declared a hit in many international centres.
The Tamil film has minted $4.63 million (Rs. 30.85 crore) from the international box office, reports Tamil Box Office1. It has done good business in the U.S., Australia, U.K., France and a few other countries.
In its first weekend, "Theri" has collected $643,353 (Rs. 4.28 crore) in the U.S. and $279,435 (Rs. 1.45 crore) from Canada. The movie has become the biggest hit of Vijay's career in the North American region until now.
The next big overseas centre for "Theri" is Malaysia where the Tamil movie has earned MYR 3,023,041 (Rs. 5.15 crore). It has done exceptionally well in the U.K. as well collecting £280,696 (Rs. 2.67 crore).
In Australia, "Theri" has registered an all-time highest opening for a Tamil movie until now by surpassing the collection of Vikram's "I," which had collected $247,751 (Rs. 1.27 crore). "Theri" has minted A$305,807 (Rs. 1.56 crore) in its opening weekend here. From the New Zealand box office, Vijay's flick has raked in NZ$18,807 (Rs 8.68 lakh).
"Theri" has earned $24,857 (Rs. 16.52 lakh) in Norway and has collected €202,005 (Rs. 1.52 crore) in France. From other parts of the world, the Tamil movie has minted Rs. 13.97 crore.
The Vijay-starrer was released in 31 countries abroad in over 500 screens. In many countries, including the U.S., it had premiere shows a day before its official release, which also helped the movie to earn good revenue in the first weekend.
The movie, which is produced by Kalaipuli S Dhanu, has Samantha and Amy Jackson in the female lead roles. Mahendran and baby Nainika play important roles in the flick. "Theri" has minted Rs. 51.42 crore from India alone with South Indian territories contributing the lion's share.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]