Tamil cinema’s one of the most popular superstars Vijay starrer Mersal has started the journey on an outstanding note and registered highest ever opening of his career in Tamil Nadu. Atlee’s directorial this action thriller is being liked by everyone and as expected getting rave response at box office worldwide.
Alongside Vijay, Mersal stars Samantha, Nithya Menon, and Kajal Aggarwal in lead roles. All the actors have performed brilliantly well and getting praised by all the viewers as well as critics. From most of the critics, the movie has received positive reviews and as a result gained strong word of mouth.
On the opening day, Vijay’s latest offering recorded almost 80% occupancy across Tamil state and grossed the business of 22.50 crores. While in entire India, the movie reported excellent business and did the business of 31.50 crores. The rise in the ticket price and the Diwali holiday helped the movie to do such a fantastic business, opine trade experts.
Mersal is expected to continue its good run for a few days keeping the long holiday in mind. The movie has replaced the Tamil Nadu opening-day record of Kabali, which minted Rs 21.5 crore on the opening day. Ajith’s Vivegam, which raked in Rs 16.5 crore on the first day, has been pushed to the third place.
On the next day i.e. Thursday, asusual this south Indian movie too witnessed drop in footfalls but managed to remain strong at box office. On second day, Mersal minted the amount of 13 crores with 42.23% of drop than Wednesday. Among the overseas centres, Mersal has done well in the US, Malaysia and Australia.
Due to favorable reactions from viewers, the movie expected to stay strong over Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well in Tamil Nadu and entire south India. Mersal has made a pre-release business of Rs 156 crore from the sale of theatrical, audio and other rights. The Tamil Nadu theatrical rights have been sold to Rs 70 crore.
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