Vikram-Amy Jackson's "I" has already found a place in the list of all-time top 10 south films (including all versions) at box offices worldwide.
"I" has done expectional business in its first weekend (5 days) in India as well as in overseas markets. The film has grossed over ₹135 crore at the worldwide box office. Its distributor share amounts to ₹71 crore and the Vikram-starrer is till now placed sixth in the list of all-time top 10 south films.
The film has so far performed well despite mixed reviews from critics and the audience. After enjoying a long holiday weekend, "I" witnessed drop in box office collections on Monday (19 January).
Still, the film managed to hold well and earn decent collections. It needs to be seen whether the romantic-thriller flick witnesses further drop in its collections or manages to sustain its momentum at the box office.
Although "I" is listed in the all-time top 10 south films, it still has a long way to emerge as a profitable venture considering that the theatrical rights of the film were sold at huge prices.
"I" worldwide theatricals is valued at over ₹125 crore and the film needs to do fantastic business to make profits, according to Andhraboxoffice.
"As for Shankar's #I 100Cr WW is no big deal. it must collect 250Cr+ WW Gross to justify Distributor's Cost. Which is a LONG way to go," according to the website.
Check below the list of all-time top 10 south films and their distributor share.
Rajinikanth-starrer "Robot" (including dubbed versions) tops the list with ₹160 crore distributor share. The film, which hit the screens in 2010, reportedly grossed over ₹300 crore in box office collections worldwide.
Telugu film "Magadheera" is second in the list with a distributor share of ₹83 crore. Directed by Rajamouli, "Magadheera" is one of the biggest hits in the history of Telugu cinema.
Rajinikanth-starrer "Sivaji" was the first south Indian film to gross over ₹100 crore at the worldwide box office. The Shankar directorial, released in 2007, was a huge hit and raked in a distributor share of ₹80 crore.
It is superstar's third film to enter the ₹100-crore club. It has earned a distributor share of ₹80 crore, but still has not emerged profitable, because the distribution rights were sold at huge prices.
Pawan Kalyan's Telugu film "Attarintiki Daaredi" is an industry hit and tops the list of highest grossing Telugu films of all time, with a worldwide distributor share of ₹74.9 crore. Since the film was released only in Telugu, it could not beat "Magadheera" (Telugu and dubbed versions) in the list of all-time top 10 south films.
Other films in the list include Vijay's "Thuppakki" (₹69 crore) and "Kaththi" (₹68 crore), Suriya's "Singam 2" (₹67 crore) and Pawan Kalyan's "Gabbar Singh" (₹60.5 crore).