Vijay's 'Theri'
Vijay's "Theri" has done stunning business at world wide box office on first day. Pictured: A promotional material of "Theri" audio release.Think Music (India) Twitter Account

Vijay's "Theri" has got a great start at the worldwide box office. The Tamil movie has raked in Rs. 28.96 crore worldwide from over 1200 screens on its first day. In fact, Ilayathalapathy's latest flick has broken the records of "Vedalam" (Rs. 22 crore approximately), "Kaththi" (Rs. 26 crore approximately) and "Puli" (Rs. 19.55 crore approximately).

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As per Andhra Box Office, it is now the seventh biggest South Indian opener after "Bahubali," "Sardar Gabbar Singh," "Lingaa," "I," "Srimanthudu" and "Endhiran." The underlining part of its success story is that the Vijay-starrer was released only in Tamil, while most of the aforementioned films were released in multiple languages. Hence, the collections of those flicks were higher than "Theri."

"Theri" has earned Rs 13.1 crore in Tamil Nadu and has become the second bigger opener in the state after "Vedalam," which collected Rs 15.1 crore on the release day. But the Vijay-starrer was not released in majority of the theatres in Chengalpet region after the deadlock between the producer and exhibitors over profit-sharing failed to find an amicable solution.

The traders predict that "Theri" would have lost over Rs. 3 to 5 crore from the Chengalpet region. "If released in Chengalpet region, Vijay's film would have broken 'Vedalam' record in TN," trade analyst Shankar Ganesh wrote  on Twitter.

"Theri" has done wonderful business in the U.S. where it has reached the $500K-mark. From the Wednesday premiere shows and regular Thursday shows, it minted over $389,000. The movie earned over $127,770 on Friday.

Below, find the area-wise break-up of the first day collection of "Theri:"

Area Collection
Chennai Rs. 1.01 crore
North & South Arcot Rs. 1.60 crore 
Coimbatore Rs. 4.04 crore
Madurai Rs.1.81 crore
Trichy & Thanjavur Rs.1.80 crore
Salem Rs. 1.77 crore
Tirunelveli- Kanyakumari Rs. 1.07 crore
Tamil Nadu Total Collection Rs. 13.23 crore
Outside TN
Kerala Rs. 2.95 crore (Nett. Rs. 2.47 crore)
Karnataka Rs. 2.30 crore (Nett Rs. 1.81 crore)
Rest of India Rs. 40 lakh (Nett Rs. 29 lakh)
Overseas Centres
U.S./Canada  Rs. 2.54 crore (Including Thursday premiere)
U.K. Rs. 1.17 crore
France Rs. 37 lakh 
Estimated collection from rest of the world Rs. 6 crore
Worldwide Total : Rs. 28.96 crore

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]

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