Ajith's "Vedalam" has created history at the Tamil Nadu box office. Yes. The latest movie has broken all the existing first day records to become the biggest opening in Kollywood till date.
"Vedalam" has grossed Rs 15.5 crore (approximately) on the first day in Tamil Nadu. Trade tracker Sreedhar Pillai confirmed the news and posted, "#Vedalam TN - Gross (tax free), Diwali Day - Nov 10 - Rs 15.5 Cr (approximate). A new record for a day 1."
It means "Vedalam" has beaten the records of Rajinikanth's "Lingaa", which had earned Rs 12.8 crore, and Vijay's "Kaththi", which could only earn Rs 12.5 crore on the first day. The wide release for the Ajith starrer has helped the movie to make such a huge business in the state, say traders. The Tamil film has been released in 520+ screens in Tamil Nadu.
It has to be noted that the early estimation had indicated that "Vedalam" would make somewhere between Rs 14.5 crore and Rs 16 crore in Tamil Nadu. Now, people are curious to know the entire worldwide collection of the movie and it is yet to be revealed.
The traders say that "Vedalam" has performed well despite facing competition from Kamal Haasan's "Thoongavaanam", which was released in about 800 screens worldwide.
Meanwhile, "Vedalam" has got mixed reviews from the critics with many calling it as a regular commercial entertainer. Nonetheless, the audience seem to have liked the movie as the emotional quotient is high in the flick.
"Vedalam" produced by AM Rathnam is expected to do well in the coming days due to the holiday weekend factor.
November 10, 2015
#Vedalam TN - Gross (tax free), Diwali Day - Nov 10 - Rs 15.5 Cr (approximate). A new record for a day 1.— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) November 11, 2015
Thala Ajith's #Vedalam shatters all existing Tamil Nadu opening box-office records by huge margin! Day 1 collection close to 15 Crs. Theri!!— Kannan (@TFU_Kannan) November 11, 2015
All Areas Have Reported Record Collections. Few Theaters Played 24 Hours Shows With A Gap Of 15-20 Minutes. Outstanding. #Vedalam— Tamil Cinema (@BoAnalyst) November 11, 2015
Ajith's #Vedalam Makes An All Time Record Of A Monstrous 16.65c On Day One In Tamilnadu. Earth Shattering Opening.— Tamil Cinema (@BoAnalyst) November 11, 2015