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Mersal beats Kabali.PR Handout

Ilayathalapathy Vijay's Mersal has become the biggest box office hit in his career in just six days. It has now surpassed the lifetime collection of his blockbuster Theri, which had earned Rs 143.6 crore.

Vijay's Mersal memes

Sources say that Mersal has minted about Rs 150 crore in six days. It has now become highest grosser for Vijay in Tamil Nadu as well as at the worldwide box office. 

In Tamil Nadu, the film has grossed close to Rs 80 crore with distributors' share of Rs 46.5 crore in six days. It means Vijay's film has surpassed the lifetime collection of Rajinikanth's Kabali, which collected Rs 75.2 crore with distributors' share of Rs 45.3 crore.

The complete break-up of the collection is yet to be revealed.

1st Weekend collection:
Going by the numbers given by trade trackers, Karnataka has become the second biggest market for Mersal as it raked in Rs 10.4 crore (distributors' share: Rs 4.9 crore). It collected Rs 10.1 crore (distributors' share: 4.7 crore) in Kerala.

Mersal has earned Rs 2.3 crore with distributors' share of Rs 70 lakh in rest of India. The total collection made by Vijay's film in India comes close to Rs 100 crore with distributors' share of Rs 56.5 crore.

The Atlee Kumar-directorial has minted Rs 8.8 crore (distributors' share: 4.4 crore) in North America, Rs 8.3 crore (distributors' share: Rs 4.15 crore) in the UAE, Rs 5 crore (distributors' share: 2.5 crore) in Singapore, Rs 3.4 crore (distributors' share: 1.55 crore) in Sri Lanka, Rs 3.4 crore (Rs 1.55 crore) in the UK and close to Rs 15 crore from the other parts of the world.

The worldwide theatrical rights of Mersal were sold for Rs 113.5 crore, Andhra Box Office reports. The movie should gross over Rs 180 crore to be considered a superhit at the box office.