Vikram starrer "I" has made earth-shattering business in the first week. The movie has netted ₹137 crore worldwide in seven days.
As per the leading trader and cinema critic, Sreedhar Pillai, "I" has raked in amazing ₹137 all across the globe. The multilingual movie has made ₹40 crore from Tamil Nadu, the biggest centre for the movie. Interestingly, Kerala has become the second biggest circuit for the movie where it earned ₹10 crore nett.
After getting fantastic opening in Karnataka, "I" business saw a dip as the movie, which was expected to cross ₹9 crore-mark, has made only ₹7.5 crore. From the overseas circuits, "I" has collected ₹36 crore to take its total tally to ₹96.5 crore.
While the Tamil version of "I" has collected ₹96.5 crore, the Telugu version has earned ₹31 crore. From Andhra Pradesh and Telangana regions, it has collected ₹31 crore. The Hindi version of the film has made ₹9.5 crore nett in the opening week.
Sreedhar Pillai wrote, "#I Net Box-Office 1st week (Approx) Tamil :TN-Rs 40Cr + Kerala-Rs 10+ Karnataka 7.5 +Rest of India- 3+ Overseas-36.. Total = Rs 96.5 Cr
"#I Net Box-Office 1st week (Approx) Tamil = Rs 96.5Cr + Telugu : Andhra & Tel = Rs 31 Cr + Hindi = Rs 9.50 Grand Total = Rs 137 Cr. Super." He concluded.
"I" requires ₹3.5 crore to reach ₹100-crore mark from Tamil version in India. However, the biggest feat will be the elite ₹100-crore where only the domestic collection of a movie is taken into the consideration.
In the Kollywood history, only three movies have reached ₹100-crore mark at domestic box office. Rajinikanth's "Sivaji" and "Enthiran", both directed by Shankar, and Vijay's "Thuppakki" have made nett ₹100 crore from the Indian box office.
If the latest movie "I" reaches the feat, it will be a hat-trick for Shankar.