Mani Ratnam's "Ok Kanmani" and Raghava Lawrence's "Kanchana 2" have opened to fantastic openings worldwide. Both the films have been warmly welcomed with positive reviews.

"Ok Kanmani" has been released worldwide in 750-800 screens on Friday, 17 April. The Tamil film has been released in over 250 screens in Tamil Nadu, 50 screens in Karnataka, 80 in Kerala and about 50 in rest of India, taking its Indian screen count to 430. In the overseas, the movie has been released in 200 screens.

Ok Kanmani-Kanchana 2
A collage of 'Ok Kanmani' and 'Kanchana 2'.IB Times India

Mani Ratnam's film has been released overseas including the Gulf countries, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, USA, UK and Canada. The early reports say that places where it was already released has got a grand reception in foreign territories and it is likely to create new records at the box office.

On the other end, "Kanchana 2" is releasing in 367 screens in Tamil Nadu, 90 screens in Andhra Pradesh, 48 screens in Kerala and 45 screens in North India to take its Indian screen tally to 550. It is releasing in 200 screens abroad. Like "Ok Bangaram", Raghava Lawrence's film has its Telugu version and it will release on Saturday, 18 April.

The advance booking for both the films have been good and clearly tell that the films have got fantastic openings in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The early estimation says that the films are close to ₹10-crore mark worldwide on the release day and around ₹6 crore the films have earned in Tamil Nadu alone.

However, "Ok Kanmani" and "Kanchana 2" are expected to perform better on the second day given the word-of-mouth the films have received.