Vijay's "Kaththi" has taken a humongous opening at box offices in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka and the United States.
"Kaththi," which hit the screens on 22 October, has taken record opening in Tamil Nadu. "#Kaththi takes extraordinary opening on day 1 in TN. Trade very happy as all shows full, wide release & tax free," tweeted entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai.
The film has minted approximately ₹12.5 crore nett on the opening day at the Tamil Nadu box office. "#Kaththi takes #MonsterOpening in TN - Rs 12.5 Cr net (approx) on 1st day-Oct22, multiple screens & shows & tax free," Pillai tweeted.
It has easily surpassed the opening day collections of Ajith's "Veeram" and Vijay's "Jilla," which amount to ₹5 crore nett.
The Vijay starrer has reportedly got the best-ever opening for a Tamil film in the Trichy-Tanjore areas, according to OnlyKollywood. The film has also taken phenomenal openings in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Madurai.
"Kaththi" witnessed full shows in most theatres on the special occasion of Diwali. The film released with a clean "U" rating and has got an exemption from paying entertainment tax. This has ensured that the Vijay starrer registers fantastic collections at the box office.
The five-day-long weekend is likely to boost the film's collections in its first week.
The film has reportedly created an all time record for a non-Rajinikanth film in the US. "Kaththi" has set new benchmarks in the US during its premiere shows.
The Vijay starrer has earned $1,42,805 from the US premiere shows, which is a record for a non-Rajini film. Other than Rajinikanth's "Endhiran" and Vijay's "Kaththi," no other Tamil film has fetched over $1,00,000 from premiere shows.
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The film is expected to continue its grand business in the US as the Vijay starrer has received positive reviews from the critics. If the overall gross of "Kaththi" crosses $4,00,000 in the US, it will be the first non-Rajinikanth and non-Kamal Haasan film to achieve the feat.
Currently, the top five grossers in the US are "Kochadaiiyaan," "Endhiran," "Vishwaroopam", "Dasavatharam" and "Sivaji."
"Kaththi," which was released in over 200 screens in Kerala, has taken fantastic openings in the state. Vijay's films have a good market in Kerala and "Kaththi" has also followed suit. The film has minted ₹1.75 crore nett in Kerala, but has failed to surpassed Vijay's "Jilla" first day collections, which amounted to ₹1.95 crore.
"Kaththi" opened in 102 screens in Karnataka and took big openings in the state. Vijay has got his career's best opening in Karnataka. It has fetched approximately ₹1.5 crore nett in the state, according to Andhraboxoffice.
"#Foxstar carpet bombing #Kaththi in Karnataka in 102 screens, taken a humongous opening. It opens up the market 4 big Tamil movies," tweeted Sreedhar Pillai.
"Kaththi" first day collections from India will amount to approximately ₹16 crore.