Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai has enjoyed good viewership in its first weekend in Chennai. Despite getting mixed reviews, the Karthi-starrer has made an impressive collection in the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Kaatru Veliyidai has minted Rs 1.40 crore from 375 shows at the Chennai box office.
The good turnout of family audience and youths gave a good opening to the Mani Ratnam-directorial, feel trade experts. However, tough days are ahead for the film as three movies – Power Paandi, Kadamban and Sivalinga – are releasing in the coming weekend on the occasion of the Tamil New Year. Also, Kavan is doing well at the box office and this has become a headache for the exhibitors in terms of allotting screens to all the films.
Considering Kaatru Veliyidai has got mixed reviews, the screen count might be reduced from Friday. However, with Sri Thenandal Films distributing the Mani Ratnam film, there is a still hope for the makers to have a decent number of shows in the second weekend as the distribution house might flex its muscles with theatre owners to retain as many screens as possible for the Karthi-starrer.
Movie has collected very well amount from Overseas Box Office within starting First Weekend. Kaatru Veliyidai 5 Days Total Box Office Collection on International Market is Rs. 4 Crore +. This is Wonderful earning on Overseas Box Office for the film in starting week. Cheliyaa 4th Day Collection Share Amount at Krishna Dist. is Rs. 1,00,983 & Total share 11,85,548/-. Other side Katamarayudu 18th Day Collection Share at Krishna is Rs. 62,252/- & total of 18 days is Rs. 3,60,89,192 Cr.