Kamal Haasan starrer "Thoongavanam", also spelled as "Thoongaavanam", has done decent business in Tamil Nadu in its opening week. The movie has grossed over Rs 14 crore in seven days in the state.
As per reports, "Thoongavanam" has raked in Rs 14 crore and the expected net business is around Rs 12 crore in Tamil Nadu. On the release day, it had made Rs 4 crore and has performed well in Chennai where it has raked in Rs 1.69 crore from 255 shows. It has been released in above 350 screens in the state.
"Thoongavanam" is a movie that has been liked and enjoyed by urban audience. The film was not targeted at mass audience, as a result of which the performance of the film at the collection centres is not up to the Kamal Haasan's usual standards. The simultaneous release of another biggie "Vedalam" starring Ajith and Shruthi Haasan had quite an impact on the crime-thriller.
Adding to that is the unprecedented rains in Chennai playing spoilsport for "Thoongavanam". However, the movie has done well in some overseas centres. The Kamal Haasan's flick has raked in Rs 2.76 crore in the US, Rs 39.24 lakh in the UK, Rs 25.18 lakh in Australia and Rs 92.76 lakh in Malaysia.
The success of "Thoongavanam" at box office depends highly on its sustainability in the coming days. With "Vedalam" getting good word-of-mouth, the Kamal Haasan's film might have tough times ahead in attracting audience towards it.
"Thoongavanam" is a remake of French movie "Nuit Blanche" and Kamal Haasan's former associate Rajesh M Selva has turned independent director with this movie. Trisha Krishnan and Prakash Raj are in the key roles, which also has Sampath Raj, Kishore and others in the cast.