Box Office: Iru Mugan First Day Collection
Chiyaan Vikram’s much-awaited “Iru Mugan” has got a decent start at the Tamil Nadu box office. The Kollywood movie, which was released on Thursday, Sept. 8, has garnered positive reviews and has made a notable collection on its first day. “Iru Mugan” had managed to generate a good hype, but it did not translate into great business on the first day. The morning and evening shows reportedly enjoyed good occupancy at the key centres. The mega-budget flick was released in over 400 screens and it is a good number for a Chiyaan film, say trade experts. The early estimation says the film has grossed somewhere between Rs.5.50 crore.
It has to be noted that this is not the official figure and the makers are yet to reveal the opening day collection. The fans of Vikram expected “Iru Mugan” to set a new benchmark at the box office. But it has failed to beat the records of Rajinikanth’s “Kabali,” Ajith’s “Vedalam” and Vijay’s “Theri”, which had collected, Rs. 21.05 crore, Rs. 15.05 crore and Rs, 13.5 crore, respectively in Tamil Nadu. Vikram’s hit film “I” had raked in over Rs. 8 crore on the first day and this remains his best performance in Tamil Nadu till date. His previous film “10 Endrathukulla” had collected about Rs. 5 crore in the state.
However, the good sign for the movie is that the advance booking for the weekend shows in Chennai is getting fantastic response. “This is best advance bookings for #ChiyaanVikram after #I. Weekend Spl 9am shows moving pretty fast. #IruMugan @auraacinemas. [sic]” Rakesh Gowthaman, the MD of Vettri Theatres, tweeted. “Iru Mugan” is an spy thriller, written and directed by Anand Shankar. Shibu Thamnees has produced the movie, which stars Nayanthara and Nithya Menen as the lead actresses. It was simultaneously released in Telugu as “Inkokkadu.”