Actor Ajith Kumar's Tamil action-thriller "Yennai Arindhaal" is continuing its successful run at the box office. As per the latest report, the movie has managed to gross ₹20.83 crore within the first two days of release in Tamil Nadu.
Trade analysts see the latest numbers as a good opening even as the movie was released on a weekday. "Yennai Arindhaal", directed by Gautham Vasudev, was released on Thursday, 5 February.
"It's very unlikely for a star's film to be released on a Thursday and rake in the moolah, but 'Yennai Arindhaal' has achieved that. On the release day, it collected a gross of about Rs.11.5 crore and went on to mint a total of Rs. 20.83 crore on the first two days," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.
"Yennai Arindhaal" had earlier grossed approximately ₹11 crore in Tamil Nadu on its opening day with the net amount that comes approximately to ₹8.35 crore. This amount was higher than the first day collection of Vikram's magnum opus movie "I" which was ₹7.4 crore net (₹9.62 crore gross).
However, the Ajith starrer couldn't break the first day record collections of Vijay's' "Kaththi" and Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" which amount to approximately ₹12.5 crore and ₹12.8 crore net, respectively.
"Yennai Arindhaal" is much noticed for the performance of the actors especially Ajith who plays a cop who is torn between his personal life and job. Arun Vijay who plays antagonist in the movie had also garnered rave reviews.
Meanwhile, industry is now awaiting the reports of the movie's worldwide collection which is yet to be officially released. The movie has been receiving high positive reviews and response from countries like USA, UK, and Malaysia as well from the Middle-East region. Industry analysts also expect the box office collection to go higher by the weekend.
The movie, directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, stars Trisha Krishnan, Anushka Shetty, Vivek, Arun Vijay, Daniel Balaji, Amit Bhargava, Rajasimman and Devi Ajith.