Vijay's latest movie Sarkar has got a gigantic opening at the box office across the world. On the opening day, the AR Murugadoss-directorial has done a record breaking business, thereby setting a new benchmark in Kollywood. Sarkar Earns Rs 50+ crore on 1st day Worldwide
The early estimation coming from trade indicates that Sarkar has grossed around Rs 30 crore on the first day in Tamil Nadu. It means Thalapathy has broken his own record of Mersal, which had grossed Rs 24.8 crore last Diwali. In Chennai alone, the film has minted Rs 2.37 crore.
Released in over 3,000 screens, exhibitors started selling tickets at least five days before the release in South India, except in Tamil Nadu. As the tickets sold like hotcakes, the theatres continued to add shows one after the other to meet the unprecedented demand.
Karthika theatre in Thrissur, Kerala, went on to create a record of sorts by having a non-stop shows for 24 hours starting with an early morning show on Tuesday, 6 November. In total, the entire state had 275+ fans' show on the first day.
In total, Sarkar has seen the light of the day in 400+ screens in Kerala and expected to get a humongous opening. Shocking: Sarkar Full Movie Leaked on Tamil Rockers
However, in its home territory of Tamil Nadu, there was no clarity on the early morning shows till the last minute. As a result, the movie has lost a few crores of business in the state.
In Tamil Nadu, Sarkar was released in over 650 screens. Taking the advance booking and the craze into the consideration, the Vijay-starrer is easily having over 85+ occupancy on an average.
Coming to Karnataka, Sarkar is releasing in over 190 screens with 50+ special morning shows. Whereas in Andhra and Telangana, the combined screen count is above 350.
The early reports coming from the trade say that Sarkar has got a great opening across the globe. From the US and other countries, the movie has grossed over Rs 8 crore from the premieres.
Meanwhile, the movie has opened to average to positive reviews. The advance booking ensures good collection for the next few days, but how it performs once the initial craze is gone will decide the fate of Sun Pictures-produced flick, which has Keerthy Suresh in the female lead.