Everyone even remotely interested in Tamil cinema, wants to know what Vijay’s April 14th release, Theri has achieved at the box-office. Ardent fan boys (of both Vijay and rival stars) are eagerly waiting for any update connected to the film’s box-office stats. We present to you Theri’s opening figures from the key release markets. These are authentic figures acquired from various trade sources.
TN gross / net – 35 crores ( with a very limited release in the major Chengalpet territory).
Kerala net – 5.5 crores.
Karnataka net – 4.1 crores.
North American gross – 900K $ (US gross of 632K $, 4.2 crores) – A new opening (also lifetime) record for Vijay.
Australia gross – 305,807 A$ (1.57 crores) – A new opening record for Tamil cinema beating ‘I’ and also a lifetime record for Vijay.
UK gross – 280,696 £ (2.65 crores) – A new opening record for Tamil cinema beating Enthiran.
France – 15,669 entries – A new opening record for Tamil cinema.
Theri has to continue this momentum in the coming days and weeks as it has been sold at exorbitant rates to buyers. The overseas prospects look very safe and promising while in South India, the film needs to travel a long distance. But the beginning has been very solid.