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Dhanush seems to have a winner in hand. The actor's latest release Velaiyilla Pattathari (Velai Illa Pattadhaari) has got thunderous opening at Box Office and has made wonderful collections in the three days (First Weekend) at Tamil Box Office. The response has brought smiles on the makers' face.
Velaiyilla Pattathari got a warm reception on the release day in Tamil Nadu and international circuits. On the release day, it earned Rs.4.36 (nett.), which is said to be the highest collection for a Dhanush movie on the opening day. The occupancy was above 85% in the state. However, the Chennai turned out to be a gold mine with the movie almost getting a cent percent occupancy on the first day.
The mixed reviews did not have much impact on Velaiyilla Pattathari simply because it managed to retain the same momentum on the second day (Saturday). The turnouts for the morning, matinee, evening and night shows were good, which helped the Tamil movie make Rs 4.20 crore on the second day too.
On Sunday (July 20), Velaiyilla Pattathari made stupendous business. The occupancy was better than Saturday. Continue reading the Box Office report on the slideshow...
The early trade reports say that Dhanush starrer movie has made Rs 4.40 crores (nett.) on Sunday and ended its weekend on a high note.
Total Collection In First Weekend
As per the traders, Velaiyilla Pattathari had collected Rs. 12.96 crores in the first weekend in Tamil Nadu. This is said to be the best for a Dhanush movie.
In Chennai alone, Velaiyilla Pattathari has made close to Rs. 3 crores in the opening weekend. The response from neighbouring Kerala and Karnataka are also good.
In Kerala and Karnataka, Velaiyilla Pattathari has been released in 60 and 65 screens respectively. The exact collection is not known yet.
When it comes to international circuit, Velaiyilla Pattathari has embarked upon on impressive start in the US, UK, Australia and Malaysia.