Vijay starrer "Kaththi" is successfully completing its 50-day theatrical run on Wednesday (10 December).
"Kaththi," which hit the screens on 22 October, has done exceptional business at the box office, both in India and abroad. The Vijay-starrer minted record collections on first day, surpassing that of "Endhiran."
"Kaththi" minted approximately ₹12.5 crore on the opening day in Tamil Nadu box office, while earnings in Kerala stood at ₹1.75 crore nett. It also did brisk business in Karnataka, earning about ₹1.5 crore nett. Its box office collections from the United States stood at $142,805 (premiere shows).
The action-entertainer created an all-time record for a non-Rajinikanth film in terms of collections from the premiere shows. It has also become the first non-Rajinikanth, non-Kamal Haasan film to cross $600,000 in collections at the US box office. The film is reportedly placed sixth in the list of all-time highest grossing Tamil films in the US.
Positive reviews, strong word-of-mouth and the Diwali weekend helped the film to sustain its business and fare well at the box office. The Vijay-starrer minted ₹70 crore worldwide in just five days and crossed the ₹100 crore mark in 12 days. It is Vijay's second film to join the elite ₹100 crore club after his 2012 blockbuster flick "Thuppakki."
Despite facing competition from several new releases, "Kaththi" has managed to hold on to some screens and successfully complete 50-day run.
The Murugadoss directorial has emerged as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2014 (so far). It has also turned out to be a hit in Karnataka and Kerala as well. However, the film is yet to see the light of the day in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Earlier, the Telugu-dubbed version of "Kaththi" was expected to hit the screens simultaneously with the Tamil version. However, that did not happen and since then the release date has been postponed on a few occasions.
According to reports, some Telugu filmmakers have shown interest in remaking the film. Powerstar Pawan Kalyan attended the special screening of "Kaththi" arranged by Telugu film distributor Madhu, who has acquired rights for "Kaththi" in Telugu. Though Kalyan liked the film, he rejected the idea of remaking it as he felt the subject may not suit his image.
Later, reports emerged that young stars Allu Arjun and Jr NTR have shown interest in watching the film. As of now, the release of the film's Telugu version has been put on hold. It is not clear whether the film will be remade or the Telugu-dubbed version will be released. An official confirmation is awaited in this regard.