Last Friday saw the release of two highly anticipated films, 36 Vayadhinile(36 Vayathinile) and Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai. It's now time to check out their individual box office collections.
I said these two movies were highly anticipated, which they were, because of certain genuine reasons. As we all know, 36 Vayadhinile was a comeback film for Jyothika and hence had created a huge buzz.
On the other hand, Purampokku boasted of a brilliant casting and since it was SP Jananathan's film, some kind of social message was expected out of it, its unique title also helped in garnering some interests among fans.
With both these movies clashing at the box office, it is indeed a matter of interest to know which film has managed to come out on top, not just here but also in the overseas.
In Tamil Nadu, both these movies have done well so far. But what has come across as a surprise is that Purampokku has managed to surpass 36 Vayadhinile as far as the collection goes.
Though Purampokku is a multi-starrer, Jyothika's comeback movie was expected to rule the box office here as it is a feel good movie. But thanks to good word of mouth, Purampokku has come out strong.
However, the scenario changes when we look at the overseas collections. Take a look at the slides below for detailed box office collections of Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai and 36 Vayadhinile.
Purampokku In Chennai
From its opening weekend, Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai has amassed a whopping ₹69.62 lakhs from 177 shows in the capital city. It also remains in the first position for this week, according to trade sources.
36 Vayadhinile In Chennai
Jyothika's 36 Vayadhinile is positioned second at the Chennai box office with a total collection of ₹52.86 lakhs from 138 shows in its opening weekend.
Purampokku In Tamil Nadu
The total collections of Purampokku in Tamil Nadu(first 3 days) is estimated at ₹5.10 crores which is a decent number for any Tamil film.
36Vayadhinile In Tamil Nadu
On the other hand, 36 Vayadhinile has had a satisfactory opening as well with an approximate figure of ₹3.40 crores from its first three days of uninterrupted run.
Purampokku In The USA
The SP Jananathan's film has taken a beating at the US box office. Collecting a meagre $14,080 from its opening weekend which amounts to ₹8.96 lakhs, Purampokku is way behind 36 Vayadhinile in the land of opportunity.
36Vayadhinile In The USA
By collecting a nifty $50,858 which when converted becomes ₹32.37 lakhs, 36 Vayadhinile has impressed one and all in the US. It is expected to do well in the coming days as well.
Purampokku In The UK
In the United Kingdom too Purampokku has failed to impress as it has accumulated £10, 151 (₹10.14 lakhs) from its first weekend. The movie was screened at 12 theatres there.
36 Vayadhinile In Australia
While the box office numbers for 36 Vayadhinile in the UK is not yet available, the film has done really well in Australia. By collecting a thumping A$ 36,603 which amounts to ₹18.63 lakh from just 8 screens, the film has surely created an impact there.
Malaysian Box Office
Malaysia is considered to be one of the top overseas contributors to any Tamil films. A film's success here could go a long way in determining its overall success rate. So has Purampokku managed to surpass 36 Vayadhinile in the Malaysian box office? Check out the next two slides to know.
Purampokku In Malaysia
By collecting MYR 59,834(₹10.67 lakh) from its opening weekend, Purampokku has once again failed to impress international audience, in this case Malaysian fans. This week's box office numbers are awaited with keen interest.
36 Vayadhinile In Malaysia
On the other hand, 36 Vayadhinile walks away with all the cash as it has stockpiled an impressive MYR 154,737(₹27.59 lakh) from 20 screens in its first 3 days.