Rajinikanth-Sonakshi Sinha's "Lingaa" has minted around ₹130 crore in 10 days at the worldwide box office.
A major chunk of the collections has come from Tamil Nadu where the film has grossed ₹54.9 crore. The overseas markets including the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand have contributed around ₹34 crore. With the inclusion of collections from AP/N, Karnataka, Kerala and Rest of India, "Lingaa" has raked in approximately ₹129.6 crore at the worldwide box office, reported Andhraboxoffice.
Tamil Nadu – ₹54.9 crore
AP/N- ₹23 crore
Kerala- ₹4.7 crore
Karnataka – ₹10 crore
Rest of India – ₹3 crore
US, Australia, New Zealand and the UK – ₹13 crore
Rest of Overseas (estimates) – ₹21 crore
Ten days worldwide total- ₹129.6 crore
"Lingaa" has become the latest entrant to the ₹100-crore club after Vijay's "Kaththi." The Rajinikanth-starrer is yet to surpass "Kaththi" total collections from Tamil Nadu which is ₹66.9 crore. It needs to be seen if the action drama can beat "Kaththi" collections and emerge as the highest grossing Tamil film of 2014 in the state.
Interestingly, "Lingaa" (including Tamil and Telugu versions) has surpassed "Kaththi" (Tamil) worldwide collections that stood at approximately ₹124.5 crore.
The Rajinikanth-starrer took grand openings in the first weekend, but its collections dropped later as a result of mixed reviews. Although "Lingaa" is dominating the screens in Tamil Nadu, the film's collections have not been as high as expected.
Recently, a section of the media had reported that distributors of "Lingaa" have suffered huge losses as the film failed to fare well at the box office. However, the Tamil Nadu distributors of the film – Vendhar Movies – have stated that the film's performance will improve during Christmas holidays and it will emerge as a profitable venture for all distributors.
One needs to wait and watch for at least a couple of weeks to know the box office status of "Lingaa." As of now, the film's performance is being considered as average and it remains to be seen if it will be elevated to "hit" status.