Ilayathalapathy Vijay's latest movie "Theri" has done extremely well at the Chennai box office in its first weekend. It has also beaten the records of movies like "Kaththi," "Puli" and blockbuster "Bahubali" aka "Baahubali."
"Theri" has minted close to Rs. 3.06 crore from 456 shows in its first weekend in Chennai, as per Behindwoods.The Tamil movie had earned above Rs. 1 crore on its opening day and witnessed brilliant audience turnout on Saturday and Sunday.
The latest movie has surpassed Vijay's previous best of Rs. 3.01 crore made by "Kaththi" from 411 shows. "Theri" has also beaten the records of "Puli," which had raked in Rs. 2.84 crore from 465 shows and SS Rajamouli's "Bahubali," which earned Rs. 1.66 crore from Tamil and Telugu versions of the film in Chennai in its opening weekend.
Shah Rukh Khan's "Fan" is in the second place in Chennai this weekend by earning Rs. 41.25 lakh from 159 shows, reported Behindwoods. Hollywood movie "The Jungle Book" has collected Rs. 18.36 lakh from 87 shows in its second weekend to take its total tally to Rs. 1.66 crore.
The collection of Karthi and Nagarjuna-starrer "Thozha" has slowed down at Chennai box office. It collected Rs. 2.65 lakh from 33 shows in its fourth weekend. The total collection of the movie stands at Rs. 3.71 crore.
Malayalam movie "Jacobinte Swargarajyam" has earned Rs. 1.40 lakh from nine shows to take its total tally to Rs. 14.50 lakh.
"Theri" at U.S. Box Office
"Theri" has become Vijay's biggest hit in North America. "#Theri crosses #Kaththi to become highest grossing Vijay film in USA. USA gross $632K and North America gross over $900K as of Sunday night," ATMUS Entertainment posted.
Meanwhile, the worldwide collection of "Theri" is expected to have crossed Rs. 50-crore mark. The makers are yet to reveal the official numbers.
[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]