It's over a month since superstar Kamal Haasan's controversial film, "Vishwaroopam" was released but it continues to earn reasonably well at overseas box office, earning ₹6.80 crore from the United States till date.
"Vishwaroopam" was released in overseas on January 25 as scheduled but its release in India and Malaysia had to be delayed by a few days after protests by Muslim groups.
"USA: #Vishwaroopam [Tamil] total till Sun: $ 1,038,373 [Rs 5.70 cr] ... #Vishwaroopam [Telugu] total till Sun: $ 200,011 [Rs 1.10 cr]," tweeted trade analyst and film critic Taran Adarsh on Tuesday.
The Tamil and Telugu version of the film has earned ₹3.61 crore from U.K. till date, and the second weekend earning of the Hindi version, "Vishwaroop" from overseas box office was ₹9.14 crore and ₹12.75 crore from India.
The mystery around "Vishwaroopam" total earning continues but a few reports suggested that it must have crossed ₹200 crore mark.
Metromasti.com reported that "Vishwaroopam" had earned ₹170 crore from domestic box office as on Feb 18.
"Don't know veracity of figures, but some trade websites put collections of #vishwaroopam at 206 crs & counting. if true, then staggering," tweeted Rahul Bose, who also acts in the film.
He had earlier tweeted that the film collected ₹120 crore in just four days, only to be denied by Kamal Haasan, who also directed and co-produced the film besides playing one of the lead roles.
"Vishwaroopam" featuring Kamal, Rahul Bose, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah and Jaideep Ahlawat, was originally scheduled for release worldwide on Jan 25 but it could not be released in India following protests by Muslim groups alleging that a few scenes were of bad taste.
The Hindi version, "Vishwaroop" was released in about 800 theatres on Feb 1 but the Tamil version was further delayed after the Jayalalithaa government imposed banned on its screening citing Section 144 of CrPC despite clearance by the censor board. It finally hit the theatres in Tamil Nadu a few days later after the state government lifted the ban following an "amicable settlement" with the Muslim groups.