Gautham Menon directorial "Yennai Arindhaal" has got a good start in Malaysia and UK box office. In fact, the Ajith's movie has beaten Dhanush's Bollywood movie "Shamitabh" in both the centres.
The Tamil movie was released in 29 screens in Malaysia. In the first weekend, "Yennai Arindhaal" has earned ₹1.17 crore (676,868 MYR). On the other end, "Shamitabh" is released in only five screens from which it has collected ₹2.64 lakh (MYR 15196).
The performance of "Yennai Arindhaal" in Malaysia clearly shows that the Tamil films rule the market Malaysia. But as Dhanush is more popular in Kollywood, traders were expecting "Shamitabh" to come out with flying colours. In the end, it has turned out to make a decent business.
However, "Yennai Arindhaal" has failed to beat the record of Vikram's "I" at Malaysian box office. The Shankar's movie had earned ₹3.74 crore in the first weekend from 40 screens.
Vikram's "I" is still running in five screens in its fifth week. So far, the Tamil film has made ₹6.07 crore and become the biggest Tamil hit in Malaysia in the recent years. Rajinikanth's "Lingaa" and "Kaththi" had made above ₹4 crore business and this record has been beaten by the Shankar's movie.
Now, it is curiously seen whether Ajith's "Yennai Arindhaal" would break the records of "I" and emerge the biggest hit of Ajith in Malaysia. Considering the good word-of-mouth around the Ajith's movie, traders easily predict that the movie would at least make a respectable amount from this part of the world.
'Yennai Arindhaal' Overpowers "Shamitabh" in UK
"Yennai Arindhaal" has made ₹99.44 lakh (£10540) from 38 screens. Whereas "Shamitabh" has earned ₹50.29 lakh (£53125) from 48 screens in the opening weekend. Vikram's "I" has made a total of ₹3.70 crore (£391231) business in the UK in its fifth week.
Meanwhile, the reports emerging from international circuits say that "Yennai Arindhaal" has made good business overseas. In the opening weekend, it has made more than ₹10 crore from foreign countries.
The total worldwide gross has crossed ₹50 crore and likely to reach ₹100 crore in its first week.