Kandhasamy collected a whopping Rs. 1,73,43,778 (gross) in the very first week of its release in Chennai City alone. The film has collected Rs 37 crores worldwide. This is a record in recent times for a Tamil film after superstar Rajinikanth's blockbuster Sivaji. This film was released by Abirami Mega Mall in 18 theaters all over the City.
The Theater wise collection details from 21.08.2009 to 27.08.2009 (collected amount and no of viewers per complex) is given below:
Abirami Complex Rs.27,18,184.00 Viewers 33790
Sathyam Complex 43,17,072.00 44899
Albert Complex 12,77,317.00 21659
Inox Complex 14,58,045.00 14258
I dream theatre 9,23,463.00 13947
Kamala theatre 11,76,679.00 15697
Maharani 8,60,161.00 19859
Melody theatre 6,82,536.00 13944
Sangam theatre 15,64,458.00 21707
Shanti Complex 8,28,214.00 16646
Udhayam Complex 15,37,649.00 31641
Total collection is 1,73,43,778.00 and total viewers who have watched are 2,48,047. The producer of the film, Kalaipuli S Thanu has released the worldwide collection details of the film at the success meet held in the City on Sunday evening. So far the film has collected 37 crores all over the globe. Remember, Thanu released the film in 900 screens worldwide.
Kalaipuli Thanu said: "Kandhasamy may have got a little mixed response from a certain section of the press, but nothing really to worry as the film is a super smash hit that has grossed a record Rs 37 crore worldwide in its first week - 16 crore from Tamil Nadu, 8 crore in Andhra, 1 each from Kerala and Karnataka and 11 crore from overseas..."