Suriya and Keerthy Suresh in Thaanaa Serndha Koottam
Suriya and Keerthy Suresh in Thaanaa Serndha Koottam.PR Handout

Suriya's Thaanaa Serndha Koottam has got a fantastic opening at the worldwide box office. The Tamil film, which saw the light of the day on Friday, January 12, has opened to positive reviews in large.

Thaanaa Serndha Koottam is the biggest film from Kollywood to release this Pongal. The makers had gone all out to promote the flick and this apparently had a positive impact in creating a lot of pre-release buzz. It became evident after the flick was met with a fantastic response to its advance booking in Tamil Nadu.

Released on over 1,200 screens worldwide, Thaanaa Serndha Koottam has registered an average occupancy of between 65-85 percent across Tamil Nadu. The additional holiday given by Tamil Nadu government on the occasion of Pongal on Friday, January 12, helped the flick to enjoy good footfalls on the release date.

In the US, the film has been received well by the audience. "Tamil film #ThaanaaSerndhaKoottam #TSK - USA... Thu previews $ 40,909 from 73 locations [₹ 26.01 lakhs] @Rentrak, [sic]" leading trade tracker Taran Adarsh tweeted.

The early estimations from the trade experts say that Thaanaa Serndha Koottam has failed to beat the opening day record of Suriya's previous best of Rs 22.22 crore set by Si3. His latest film has reportedly earned around Rs 16 crore on its first day.

The rough estimations state that the movie has collected Rs 7 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 1.9 crore in Kerala, over Rs 1.1 crore in Karnataka and around Rs 6 crore from other parts of India and the world. 

It has to be noted that Thaanaa Serndha Koottam has clashed with Vikram's Sketch and Prabhu Deva's Gulaebaghavali, which have met with mixed reviews. The Telugu version has locked horns with Pawan Kalyan-starer Agnyaathavaasi and Balakrishna's Jai Simha in Andhra and Telangana.

Thaanaa Serndha Koottam is a remake of Bollywood film Special 26. The Vignesh Shivan-directorial is based on the 1987 Opera House heist.

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