Undeniably, we are living in a time which witnesses the release of a Tamil movie almost every week. This never seen before frequency has redefined the way we look at box office collections, making the term 'weekend opening' ever so important.
2015 was no different as many big budget flicks relied heavily on its respective opening, which subsequently played an important role in deciding the film's box office fate.
Also, one prominent factor that helps these movies mint money in just 3-4 days is their overseas screenings. Kollywood movies are crossing the boundaries like never before and hence their overseas weekend collections has to be taken into consideration.
Speaking about box office performances of Tamil movies in foreign nations, Vikram's I stands tall this year as the revenge drama minted 30 Crore rupees from its 5 day opening weekend (overseas alone).
Thala Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal stands second in this particular list as the movie managed to collect 19 Crore rupees from all foreign nations combined. Yennai Arindhaal though had a 4 day opening weekend.
When we take into account the worldwide gross (opening weekend), there are no changes in the standings as I, Yennai Arindhaal and Puli take the first three positions for best Tamil openers in 2015.
Check out the slides below to know about the movies that took the top 6 positions at the Malaysia box office (2015):
When it came down to the opening weekend, I ruled the worldwide box office, overseas box office and not surprisingly, with an impressive collection of $919K it ruled the Malaysian box office as well.
Amassing a whopping $779K from its opening weekend, Raghava Lawrence's Kanchana 2 outperformed some of the other biggies in Malaysia.
Surprisingly, Suriya's Masss has taken the third position in the list of best Tamil openers so far in Malaysia. The movie managed to mint $749K from its opening weekend.
Collecting $745K Ajith's Yennai Arindhaal takes the fourth position. The movie was directed by Gautham Menon which marked the end of his cop trilogy.
Dhanush's Maari too had a good opening weekend as it collected $706K. Surely, Dhanush is fast becoming a popular actor overseas.
Collecting $698K from its opening weekend, Puli takes the 6th position. It is to be noted that this list is subjected to change before the end of 2015.