In spite of suffering a huge setback, Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan's Uttama Villain received a massive opening in Chennai, helping it to show off its box office collections from its first and second day.
The film which couldn't make it to the screens on its designated date(May 1st), collected a whopping Rs 85,49,514 over the weekend in the city of Chennai alone.
Racing ahead of its rival by some distance, Uttama Villain, took a grand opening in the Capital city, not before making it easier for Vai Raja Vai on May 1st, which eventually ended up with 39.5 lakh rupees.
In the United States though, the Kamal Haasan starrer was released on May 1st and enjoyed a good opening as well.
Collecting $141K on Friday and a solid $162K on the next day, the total collections sans Sunday stands at an impressive $384K which includes $81K from the Thursday premier shows.
Though official confirmation is not yet available, the total worldwide box office collections so far is estimated at 13.8 crore rupees.
Although Uttama Villain houses impressive box office figures at the moment, the real test starts from today as the movie stares down its first long week, based on which its box office success will be predicted.
Stay tuned for more box office updates on Uttama Villain and much more.
Meanwhile, KNOW the complete story behind why the movie was postponed and the relevant losses it faced in the slides below:
The 'Key' Behind The Delay
Looks like, Uttama Villain made it to the theatres in digital format, which was scheduled to be projected on to the big screen using some sort of digital keys.
Since the producer had allegedly failed to settle his dues before the release, financiers failed to pass on the digital keys to theatres, making it impossible to screen the movie.
Nadigar Sangam To The Rescue
Post the Friday drama, South Indian Film Artistes' Association(Nadigar Sangam) and the Tamil Film Producers Council came together to settle the issue amicably.
Total Estimated Loss
Due to its body blow on May 1st, Uttama Villain had reportedly lost 12 crore rupees in India. For Kamal, it was déjà vu as he had experienced something similar during the time of Vishwaroopam's release.
Loss In Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu alone, the film could have lost around 7 to 8 crore rupees, according to trade sources. Vai Raja Vai on the other hand had a good Friday opening.
Loss In Rest of India
In the other parts of the country, the loss is predicted to be around 4 crore rupees taking the overall tally to 12 crore rupees(approximately).
The Mumbai Trouble
Looks like the producers are yet to sort out the issue in Mumbai as according to the latest news, the film has stayed off-screens in the city until now.
Will It Rise From The Ashes?
Despite mixed reviews and the early hiccup, Uttama Villain has managed to do well at the box office. Will it continue its good run? Stay tuned to find out.