Even as the Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Mersal has stirred a national debate on several fronts, the film continues to dominate the box office in Tamil Nadu and other parts of the world. Mersal benefited from releasing during the festival of Deepavali, as it ended the five-day opening weekend with more than Rs 100 crore in its kitty.
Mersal has collected more than Rs 75 crore in Tamil Nadu alone and the latest reports have pegged its worldwide collection as more than Rs 150 crore. The Vijay-starrer also saw a good rush on Monday, which is a very positive sign for the film. “#Mersal Day6 Monday Working Day 7 shows total in #Vettri #Rakesh All will go Full . #Housefull streak continues. #MersalInVettri,” tweeted Rakesh Gowthaman, Managing Director of Vettri Theatres in Chennai.
In five days, Mersal has approximately collected Rs 6.90 crore at Chennai box office, beating the records set by previous blockbusters of Vijay. Not just in the capital, the film is doing a tremendous job in districts of the state as well.
:#Mersal- #1Fact #Mersal’s opening weekend collection is thrice as #Kaththi and #Vedalam in our centre! Biggest ever opening at our district,” read a post on Theni’s Gobi Krishna theatre. The film, in five days, has come to overtake the lifetime collections made by Suriya’s 7aum Arivu and Vijay’s Their at the theatres too.
Mersal is also keeping the cash registers ringing at the United States box office. The film has sped past the coveted $1 million mark at the box office beating Kamal Haasan’s Vishwaroopam. “#Mersal USA $120K+ on Sunday, close to $1.1M USA alone, surpasses Viswaroopam and becomes highest non Rajini Tamil grosser, 4th all time!,” ATMUS Entertainment, the film’s distributor, tweeted.
— Gobi Krishna Complex (@krishnacomplex) October 23, 2017
#Mersal USA $120K+ on Sunday, close to $1.1M USA alone, surpasses Viswaroopam and becomes highest non Rajini Tamil grosser, 4th all time!
— ATMUS Entertainment (@ATMUSent) October 23, 2017
— Rakesh Gowthaman (@VettriTheatres) October 23, 2017
Mersal is making solid collections in France, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand among other international markets.
The Vijay film is expected to set other bigger and new benchmarks in terms of box office collection. Indeed, the controversy surrounding the film has helped it to garner a huge amount of attention worldwide, which is translating into more footfall at the theatres.