Suriya in 24
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Suriya's movie "24" has got superb opening and witnessed fantastic collections at the overseas box office in the first weekend, but has failed to beat the international record of Vijay's "Theri."

The Suriya and Samantha starrer was released in over 244 screens in key international markets such as U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Mayaysia on May 6, and has received decent response everywhere. Surprisingly, "24" has done superb business and crossed the coveted $1 million mark at the U.S. box office in the first weekend.

The sc-fi thriller film "24" has collected $1,045,558 in the U.S., US$69,363 in Canada, £66,097 in the U.K., A$187,047 Australia, NZ$17,492 in New Zealand and MYR829,126 in Malaysia in the first weekend. The Vikram Kumar-ditected movie has topped the business chart for Indian movies in all these country.

Distributed by Cine Galaxy, the movie "24" has collected approximately US$1,563,820 (Rs 10.43 crore) at the overseas box office in the first weekend. However, the movie was expected to beat the international business record of Vijay's "Theri." It has beaten the latter's record in the U.S. with a big margin, but failed to do the same in other foreign countries.

Here is the table detailing the area-wise collection of "24" and "Theri." These figures are based on the reports of Bollywood Hungama and may vary from the actual numbers released by its makers.

United States of America
Movie Screens Gross Gross in ₹
24 155 $1,045,558 Rs 6.96 crore
Theri 131 $638,034 Rs 4.25 crore
24 3 US$69,363  Rs 46.15 lakh
Theri 19 US$2,79,435 Rs 1.86 crore
United Kingdom and Ireland
24 30  £66,097 Rs 63.39 lakh
Theri 52 £273,220 Rs 2.59 lakh
24 17  A$187,047 Rs 91.66 lakh
Theri 17 A$305,807 Rs 1.57 crore
New Zealand
24 NZ$ 17,492 Rs 7.96 lakh
Theri 2 NZ$18,807 Rs 8.68 lakh
24 35  MYR 829,126 Rs 1.38 crore
Theri 32 MYR9,30,714 Rs 1.58 crore
Total collection
24 244 US$1,563,820 Rs 10.43 crore
Theri 253 US$1,778,105 Rs 11.93 crore