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Salman Khan's Kick has dominated the Box Office at domestic and international circuits. The Bollywood movie is heading towards breaking a few records at collection centres. However, the Bollywood flick has not able to rule at one centre, which has been occupied by Dhanush's Velaiyilla Pattathari. Yes, it has been pushed down by the Tamil flick in Malaysia.
Kick has grossed above Rs.225 crores in Indian soil and has raked in above Rs.310 crores worldwide. In the countries like the US, UK and UAE, the Hindi movie has got wonderful response. But in Malaysia, it has got poor reception. The Salman Khan's movie is overshadowed by Dhanush's Velaiyilla Pattathari.
The Hindi film has earned meagre Rs.18.98 lakhs in the Malaysian Box Office in 10 days. This, comparatively with the collections of other regions, is very less. The Hindi movie is being played in only three screens and traders see no sign of Kick showing any improvement in collections in this part of the world. On the other end, the Dhanush's movie is doing good business.
So far, it has raked in Rs.2.14 crores in 16 days and the film is being played in 13 screens. Continue reading the Box Office report on the slideshow...
A Trader Explains
A Malaysian film trader says, "Malaysian market has been traditionally good for Tamil films. Given the Tamil population in this country, the response for Velaiyilla Pattathari has not come as a surprise."
Tamil Films Have Edge
He adds, "The Bollywood movies depend on the Hindi and Punjabi-speaking population in Malaysia. The combined population is lesser than the the Tamil-speaking people. So, we can safely say that the Kollywood market is bigger than the Bollywoood here."
Kick was released in six screens and it made Rs. 6 lakhs in the opening weekend. The occupancy for the movie was above 75% in the first weekend.
Siddharth's last-week release Jigarthanda has made Rs.5.03 lakhs in nine screens in the first weekend.
Meanwhile, Velaiyilla Pattathari is still going strong at Malaysian Box Office. It is expected to pull the crowds for a few more weeks.