THE Mani Ratnam directed, Ponniyin Selvan 1 stormed the box office last year breaking all Tamil film industry records. The epic emerged a grosser in the state by surpassing the previous best, the Kamal Haasan leads Vikram, with lifetime collections of Rs 222 crore. Within 8 months the team is back with the sequel – Ponniyin Selvan. Expectations were bound to be high because the previous part was a record.
PS 2 gets off to a great start even though it’s inferior to PS 1
According to the first estimates, Ponniyin Selvan 2 (PS 2) collected Rs 28 crore in India on its opening day, which is a very good start for the film, but lower than the first day of activity of PS 1, which had scored a national opening of Rs 37.25 crore. PS 2 raised Rs 16-17 crore in Tamil Nadu with the rest of India contributing Rs 10-11 crore. Pending exact figures, estimates indicate that Kerala is heading for an opening day gross of Rs 2.75 crore while Karnataka scored an opening of Rs 3.25 crore and AP-TG towards a gross of Rs 2.75 crore in sync with North India at Rs 2.50 crore.
Territorial distribution PS 2 – Estimates:
Tamil Nadu: 16.50 crore
Karnataka: 3.25 crore
APTG: 2.75 crore
Kerala: 2.75 crore
North India: 2.50 crore
Total: 27.75 crore
The start is very good and it allowed the movie to show big gains over the weekend and emerge as one of the biggest money makers in the state. The first film had outperformed at the local box office due to the cultural and emotional connection of the subject matter, and the opening day of the second part is slightly lower as it is likely based on the film’s anticipation rather than iconic status. of the novel. .
The PS 2 should be a big money maker for producers
The good news for the PS 2 is the fact that Mani Ratnam had shot the two films in the franchise together – the fact at controlled costs and the overflow of the first installment in itself had returned the producers to the profits. The second installment will do great business, although it may not hit all-time highs, if the initial is any indication. The end result will continue to be a good result for the film, the star cast as well as the budget. On top of that, the reports from the field seem to be better than the first episode, which at the time was presented as somewhat slow-paced by viewers.
PS 2 will have sound legs at the box office and should aim for a gross life of Rs 150 crore in Tamil Nadu, which is again an extraordinary number, finding a place in the top 5 of all time side by side PS 1 , Vikram and Bahubali 2.
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