Vikram-Shankar's magnum opus "I" ("Ai") has done rocking business on the second day at the worldwide box office.
"I", which hit the screens on 14 January, took mega openings and reportedly minted over ₹34 crore worldwide. The Vikram-starrer set opening day record in Kerala, where it fetched the biggest opening for any film by raking in over ₹3 crore.
The huge pre-release buzz and promotional activities have ensured that the film gets a fantastic opening and continue its good run on the second day. The film minted ₹2.52 crore (gross) on the second day and its two-day collections amount to ₹5.57 crore, according to entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai. "I" 2-day gross is reportedly better than last year Malayalam hit "Bangalore Days."
In Tamil Nadu, "I" grossed over ₹10 crore on the opening day. The Pongal holiday has helped the film fare well and do good business on the second day.
#I st Day TN -Jan 14 - Total Gross = Rs 10.5 Cr (approx), Net = Rs 8 Cr (approx). Very Good. Holding on well on day 2," tweeted Pillai.
In AP/Nizam areas, "I" has done grand business and has fetched second highest day 2 collections for any film at the box office. The Vikram-starrer took record openings for a dubbed film on the opening day. It continued its rocking business on the second day despite getting mixed reviews from the critics and the audience alike.
"I" raked in ₹4.75 crore (share) on the second day at the box office. It has fetched the all time second best share next to Pawan Kalyan's "Attarintiki Daaredi," which had raked in ₹5.46 crore. The film's two-day collections is over ₹12.27 crore, reported Andhraboxoffice.
The romantic thriller has made use of the festival holidays to its advantage and has performed well at the box office. With Friday also being a holiday, "I" is expected to continue its good run in South India.
The Vikram-starrer is also doing strong business in the US despite mixed reports. The film has raked in over $500K in two days at the US box office.
"#I 2 days BO $525K from 325+ locs.3 langs & 2 countries.Mixed critics review & public welcoming visual extravaganza," tweeted SIMoviesUSA.
Meanwhile, the Hindi version of the film has also opened to good response. The film reportedly fetched the highest ever collections for a dubbed film during premiere shows held on Thursday and has also done decent business on Friday (16 January) morning shows.
However, it needs to be seen how "I" performs in the coming days in northern circuits considering that a few other Hindi films including Bipasha Basu's "Alone" have hit the screens.