Thala Ajith's Vedalam has become one of the fastest Tamil movies to join the 100 Crore club as the film has minted over 100 Crore rupees at the worldwide box office in just 8 days from the day of its release.
Confirming the news, actor RahulDev wrote on his official Twitter page, "It's official! #Vedalam joins the 100cr group!Happy to be part of the team .Thank you @directorsiva #ThalaAjith @vetrivisuals #AMRatnam."
Vedalam now stands next only to superstar Rajinikath's Enthiran, Lingaa and 'Chiyaan' Vikram's I in terms of reaching the 100 Crore club at the earliest. While Enthiran, Lingaa and I were single releases, Vedalam was a non-solo release.
By collecting close to 60 Crores from Tamil Nadu alone, Vedalam has broken many box office records in the state. It is to be noted that the film was released only in Tamil, alongside 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan's Thoongaavanam.
Interestingly, Karnataka has contributed heavily towards the film's success at the box office. Standing next only to Tamil Nadu in terms of collections in India, the neighbouring state's contribution stands at an impressive 7 Crore rupees.
Is Karnataka fast turning into yet another Thala Ajith fort? As far as Vedalam is concerned, it sure has turned into one. Moving on, the movie has amassed 5.2 Crores from Kerala, in spite of suffering poor reviews from some of the well-known critics there.
From other parts of India, the film has so far managed to gather 1.9 Crore rupees. It is worth mentioning that the Ajith starrer was not released in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
From the overseas centres, Vedalam has grossed a whopping 26.52 Crores with Malaysia and United Arab Emirates (UAE) contributing handsomely.
Check out the slides below for the complete break-up of Vedalam's box office collections (overseas):
By piling on a massive 9.8 Crore rupees from Malaysia alone, Thala Ajith's Vedalam has enjoyed one of the best openings for any Tamil film in the country.
In the United Arab Emirates, the movie has managed to gather an impressive 3.25 Crore rupees. It is to be noted that the film had a delayed release in the UAE.
Sri Lanka & Singapore
Vedalam has reportedly collected 5 Crores from Sri Lanka and Singapore combined. Ajith movies usually enjoy a grand opening in countries like Sri Lanka and Singapore and Vedalam was no different.
In the United States of America, the film has managed to gross 1.7 Crore rupees so far. Kamal Haasan's Thoongaavanam is reportedly giving Vedalam a tough competition in the USA.
In the United Kingdom, the Ajith-Lakshmi Menon starrer has gathered 1.3 Crores. It is to be seen how the film fares in its second week in the United Kingdom.
The 'Siruthai' Siva directorial has managed to accumulate 70 Lakh rupees in Australia. It is expected to collect more in the coming weeks as the collections were steady throughout its first week and that might not change drastically in the forthcoming weeks.
Collecting 70.7 Lakhs in France, Vedalam is reportedly one of Thala Ajith's best performer at the French Box office. The buzz related to the movie prior to its release was quite phenomenal in France.
Rest Of The World
From rest of the world, Vedalam has grossed close to 4 Crores, taking its overall tally to a whopping 26.52 Crore rupees from all the foreign countries.
Total Collections In India
The movie has grossed 73.6 Crores from the whole of India. As mentioned earlier, states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala were major contributors. The film will have its Telugu release soon in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Total Worldwide Collections
A massive 100.12 Crore rupees is what Thala Ajith's Vedalam has managed to collect from all over the world from its first eight days. The movie might easily join the 150 Crore club over the next few weeks, if not days.