Surya's star power has worked big time again. His latest Tamil movie Anjaan, which has been dubbed in Telugu as Sikander, has got fantastic opening at domestic and international Box Office and the major credit for this response undoubtedly goes to the actor!
Anjaan has reportedly made Rs.11.5 crores (approximate)
in Tamil Nadu. From the Chennai region, it has made above Rs.1.5
crore. This by any margin is a huge collection for a Surya movie.
It has earned above Rs.14 crore from three main markets (Tamil
Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala).
The movie has opened up to mixed reviews.
Anjaan was released on Thursday (August 14) evening in
foreign countries and it has been released in India today for the
Independence Day. The movie has opened big worldwide by releasing
in record number of screens.
In the international circuits, Anjaan has raked in good
revenue. The Tamil movie faced competition from Hindi movie
Singham Returns. The Surya starrer movie in the UK Box
Office has earned Rs.41.59 lakhs (£ 40,859). There were seven
screens, which are yet to be reported. In the Australian Box
Office, the flick has minted Rs.22.86 (A$ 40,150).
Anjaan has earned a total of Rs.64.71 lakhs at the US
Box Office in the first two days (Thursday & Friday).
The Tamil film has seen the light of the day in 450 screens.
This is a good figure for an A-list star's movie in the state. It
is facing competition from small-budget films like Kathai
Thiraikathai Vasanam Iyakkam, Snehavin Kadhalargal and
Anjaan, which has been marketed well by the makers of
the movie, had above 150 screens in Chennai and in Bangalore on the
release day. While the occupancy for the movie has reached
stupendous 90 percent in the Tamil Nadu's capital, the occupancy
was 75+ in the Karnataka's capital.
The Total Shows In Release Day
The movie has witnessed a total of 1145 shows worldwide on the
release day. Tamil Nadu contributes 455 shows, Kerala has 160
screens, Karnataka 120 screens, North India has 125 screens and 258
in foreign countries.
Tickets Sold Like Hot Cakes
A trader in Bangalore,"The crowd is unprecedented for a Surya
movie. We had started the advance booking on Tuesday evening and it
sold it like hotcakes."
Ran Into Packed Houses
The tickets for the first weekend in Chennai and Bangalore have
got never-before release. The prime-time shows ran into packed
houses in both the places.
The response from other countries including Malaysia is