Vikram box office: Kamal Haasan-starrer becomes highest-grossing film ever in TN

Kamal Haasan’s latest release Vikram continues to break records at the box office. On Saturday, it supplanted SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2: The Conclusion to become the highest-grossing film ever in Tamil Nadu. According to reports, the film has more than earned it 150 crore in the state alone, a new record. Baahubali 2, originally a Telugu movie, had earned 146 crore in Tamil Nadu upon release in 2017. Also read: Salman Khan joins Kamal Haasan, Lokesh Kanagaraj at Chiranjeevi’s house for Vikram’s success party. See pictures

On Friday, film trading analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted that Vikram was all set to become the highest-grossing all-time grossing hit in the state. “#Vikram crosses #Viswasam and #Baahubali2 TN Gross to reach the All-time No.1 TN Grosser soon,” read his tweet. Reports had stated that the film was more than deserved 125 crore by Friday and it was sure to exceed Baahubali’s 2 figure by Saturday.

Vikram had already taken the spot for highest-grossing film in Tamil Nadu this year when it surpassed Beast’s collection 119 million. Of the recent releases, the Kannada movie KGF: Chapter 2 was also more than deserved 100 crore in Tamil Nadu.

Worldwide Vikram has crossed the border 350 crore mark, with around 100 crore collections in the overseas market. Vikram now ranks second in the list of highest-grossing Tamil films of all time, only behind Rajinikanth’s 2018 blockbuster 2.0, which earned 655 crore worldwide.

Vikram also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil and is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Set in the same universe as the director’s previous film, Kaithi, the film is also connected to Kamal Haasan’s 1986 film, also titled Vikram. The film creates a larger universe of interconnected films, which will continue with Kaithi 2 and Vikram 2. It also introduces Suriya – appearing in a cameo – as the overarching villain of the franchise. No release date for Kaithi 2 or Vikram 2 has been announced yet.

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