Malaysia is and has always been a big overseas market for Tamil cinema. It is infact the biggest contributor to the box office collections of Tamil films after Tamil Nadu. Vijay's Kaththi also received a huge opening in the country and is still doing well.
Kaththi has now become the third highest money making film in Malaysia among all other Tamil films which have been released there in the past. Kaththi's overall collection there stands at an impressive 11.4 crores till date and is still going strong.
Kaththi has now entered the top 5 highest grossing Tamil films in Malaysia with Enthiran and Sivaji placed at the first and second position respectively. The other two films in the list are Singam 2 and Thuppakki.
With two Rajinikanth films and two Vijay films placed at the top 5 all time highest grosser Tamil films in Malaysia, it is being said that Vijay's popularity is growing rapidly in Malaysia. Though Vijay has some catching up to do before he could reach the numero uno position, two of his films placed alongside with two Rajinikanth films in the top 5 speaks volume about his popularity in Malaysia.