Vijay's star power has worked big time like always, as he has registered his name in the ₹ 100 crore club again. His "Kaththi" has hit a century in 12 days and the news has been formally announced by music director Anirudh Ravichander.
On his Twitter page, Anirudh Ravichander said that Vijay's movie has made ₹ 65.1 crore in Tamil Nadu alone and earned ₹15.4 crore from the other parts of India. The overseas market has contributed ₹ 20.2 crores.
"#Kaththihitsfastest100cr Total theatrical collection-100.7cr 65.1 TN, 20.2 Overseas, 15.4 Others via @anirudhofficial" he announced.
It is Vijay's second movie after his blockbuster "Thuppakki". This film took two weeks to reach the ₹ 100-crore mark and his latest movie has achieved the feat in just 12 days, which is a new record for the Ilayathalapathy. It is interesting to note that both the films are helmed by AR Murugadoss.
"Kaththi" was released on 22 October with huge expectations from the audience. After facing a lot of troubles over the release, the Tamil film released with a bang in above 1000 screens worldwide. The Vijay and Samantha starrer took a stunning opening and made ₹ 23.45 crores on the first day.
It is not the domestic collection that surprised traders but the response it got in foreign countries as it earned more than ₹7 crore on the release day. "Kaththi" managed to retain its momentum in the five-day extended weekend.
In the first weekend, "Kaththi" made around ₹ 36 crore from Tamil Nadu and about ₹ 11 crore from the international circuits. The major chunk of share from overseas has been contributed in Malaysia where the Vijay's film got a never-before reception.
In the following days, the collections were expected to slow down but the AR Murugadoss directorial movie managed to attract good audience in the week days too. This helped the Tamil movie reach the ₹ 100-crore mark in just 12 days.
"Kaththi" has become the fourth Tamil movie to reach the mark after Rajnikanth's "Sivaji", "Enthiran" and Vijay's "Thuppakki".