Vivegam storm is truly here and how. The opening day box office collections of the Ajith-starrer in Chennai city, among the most important centres for Tamil films, stood at Rs 1.21 core, above Kabali’s Rs 1.12 crore opening day collections, industry tracker Ramesh Bala tweeted on Friday. Earlier Ajith’s espionage thriller managed to open well in the US where it is said to have made $245,000 according to early estimates.
Being a Ajith Kumar starrer, it had very high pre-release hype among audience and their craze is reflecting from the performance of movie at box office. Vivegam has been released on 24th August 2017 with a screen count of 3000 worldwide, out of which 800 are of state Tamil Nadu. Since the time of filming it is making records, distribution rights of the movie were sold out before the completion.
Vivegam, which hit screens on Thursday, has received a mixed reaction from critics and audience alike. From the rate at which the advance booking of the movie was done, trade analysts expected the movie to take a good opening, but the film has done much better. Vivegam is the biggest opener in Ajith’s career so far. It overtook Vedhalam by Rs 7 crore wrote trade analyst Ramesh Bala.
Looks like director Siva has got third time lucky with Thala after Veeram and Vedhalam. If the movie continues to perform well, this would mark a successful hattrick collaboration. The film bankrolled by Sathya Jyothi films also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Vivek Oberoi and Akshara Haasan.