The much-awaited Ajith film, Vivegam, opened amidst fan frenzy in India. The Thursday release saw giant cut-outs of Ajith dotting Tamil Nadu with reports of early morning milk baths for the actor’s pictures coming in as well. It seems the US box office was not immune to the actor’s charm either. Despite the film getting mixed reviews, the thriller has made a blockbuster opening in the US on the strength of premiere shows alone.
Meanwhile, reports are coming in that the film will get a good opening in Tamil Nadu but nothing has been confirmed as yet. The Ajith film, directed by Siva, is said to have earned over Rs 100 crore through pre-sale of rights. However, a lot depends on the word of mouth and many critics have already complained about the film’s weak story.
Vivegam is 57th film of Thala Ajith who last seen in 2015’s blockbuster film Vedalam. It is thrid collbaortion of Director Siva and Ajith who earlier together for Veeram and Vedalam films. Ajith is romancing Kajal Aggarwal for the first time in this flick. Recently, Vivegam trailer was unveiled on August 16th night. The power-packed trailer received superb response and garnered million views on youtube channel of Sony Music India.
According to theatre owners, tickets for the opening weekend have been sold like hot takes. Multiplexes have sold out tickets for the first days in just minutes. With a huge number of screens and excellent occupancy, Vivegam movie is expected cross Rs 20 Crores (gross) at Tamil Nadu box office on opening day. Ajith’s last film Vedalam collected Rs 15.5 Crore in Tamil Nadu on Day1. Now, Trade sources believe the four-day weekend will really help Vivegam box office and expected to cross 100 crore on the first weekend.