Though the recent Rajinikanth release Lingaa received mixed reviews and despite KS Ravikumar, the film's director being bombarded by lot of questions by fans and critics regarding the logical loopholes the movie carries, Lingaa's business in overseas market is experiencing a marked upswing.
In the overseas market, Lingaa has climbed up to the
third position for any Tamil movie pertaining to its box office
collection. In the United States, Lingaa is currently
placed at second position behind Rajinikanth's highest grosser till
Enthiran also holds the number one position for any
Tamil movie in the overseas market. Its collections in foreign
shores stands at an impressive 12 million dollars. No other Tamil
movie has even got closer to Enthiran when it comes to the
overseas box office collections.
Interestingly, the second position held by a Tamil film is also
a Rajinikanth flick directed by Shankar. Sivaji which was
released in 2007 stands tall with a whopping 8 million dollars
under its kitty from the overseas market.
Lingaa has already managed to collect 6 million
dollars. Since the movie is still being displayed in most foreign
theatres, it is expected to surpass Sivaji's record in
couple of weeks. Meanwhile, the fourth position in the list is held
by Vijay's Kaththi with a collection of 5.7 million
dollars and Kamal Haasan's Dasavathaaram takes the fifth
position with an overseas gross of 5.2 million dollars.
With three of his films in top three position, Rajinikanth has
once again proved that he still is the reigning box office king in
Kollywood as far as the overseas market is concerned. Can
Lingaa do the unthinkable by adding more to its overseas
tally despite of mixed reviews? Stay tuned for further