Director Lokesh Kanakaraj’s action entertainer ‘Vikram’, starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil, has now broken all existing box office records in Tamil Nadu, grossing over 150 crores in just 17 days in the state.
The film is said to have surpassed Baahubali 2’s 5-year record in Tamil Nadu. Had made the sequel of Baahubali 152 crores disgusting, as this Kamal Haasan directed movie has gathered 155 crores in just 17 days.
Vikram, who has had a dream at the box office, would overtake ‘Baahubali 2’ to emerge as the best grosser in the state over the weekend.
As expected, the film has now broken the record of ‘Baahubali 2’ in Tamil Nadu.
Last week, the film’s unit had staged a huge success meeting in which Udhayanidhi Stalin, whose Red Giant Movies owns the film’s distribution rights for Tamil Nadu, announced: “We knew the film was going to be a hit, but we didn’t know it was going to be such a big hit. We have entered the third week and only the share itself is Rs 75 crores. Until now no Tamil film has made this much. The film is still going strong. As far as I know , the ticket pressure for this movie will be there for another five to six weeks.”
Sanjay Wadhwa, the director of AP International, the film’s international distribution partner, had also said: “I am pleased to inform you that the foreign collections of ‘Vikram’ will be Rs 100 crore by Monday.”
Meanwhile, Vikram has made a monstrous total of $351 million* at the worldwide box office in a theatrical run of 17 days. With the positive word of mouth and big jumps over the weekend, the film is all set to reach 400 crores very soon and now even the 500 crores target seems a possibility.
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