Time and again, Vijay expands his boundaries and the box office benchmarks never remain the same for this actor. The Ilayathalapathy has done it again with his latest movie "Kaththi", which has become the biggest hit of 2014 (until November).
With the total collection crossing ₹ 110 crore worldwide, the Tamil film has emerged as the blockbuster of the year. "Kaththi" has done highest business in not just one centre but in many places (domestic and international circuits).
Big movies of this year like Vijay's "Jilla", Ajith Kumar's "Veeram", Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiiyaan" and Surya "Anjaan", could not cross the century mark and disappeared from theatres in a few weeks after getting fantastic openings at box office.
The success story of "Kaththi" started with the film's biggest opening for a Kollywood movie in Tamil Nadu. It made ₹12.5 crore to beat "Jilla" (approximately ₹ 8 crore), "Veeram" (approximately ₹7.5 Crore) and "Kochadaiiyaan" (approximately ₹9 crore) and also had the biggest extended weekend as Vijay's flick raked in ₹ 36.5 crore.
The Tamil movie is not only going strong in Tamil Nadu but also in other regions. In Karnataka and Kerala, Vijay has become the next big star after Rajinikanth, with "Kaththi" earning above ₹8.5 crore and ₹9 crore respectively in the neighboring states.
Other big films released earlier this year could just make even half of what Vijay's films made in the afore-mentioned centres. In the US, UK and Malaysia, "Kaththi" has emerged as one of the highest grosser in the current year and has earned close to ₹20 crore.
However, apart from these records, it is the total collection of the movie that makes "Kaththi" the biggest film of the year. The movie has so far reached the ₹ 100-crore mark and still going strong. The Vijay starrer has become the fourth Tamil movie to reach the 100-crore mark worldwide after Rajinikanth's "Sivaji", "Enthiran" and Vijay's "Thuppakki".