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I, the highly anticipated Shankar flick has finally released yesterday (Jan 14). The film is receiving mixed reviews from audience and critics. While Shankar's direction, P C Sreeram's cinematography, Rahman's songs & BGM and Vikram's utmost dedication, has been appreciated, the scripting and heroine Amy Jackson's performance has been receiving not-so-good reviews.
But this has not the stopped the audience from watching this mighty movie. The anticipation created for the past 2-3 years is assumed to be the main reason behind this. I has hit the screens worldwide yesterday in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. The movie created a record by selling the world wide rights for approximately 37 crore rupees. The Telugu version theatrical rights were sold for 27 crores.
After the first day collections, I has collected approx 7 crores from the Andhra Pradesh box office. The collection from Kerala box office is expected to surpass 2 crores and the collection from Bangalore is also expected to reach 2 crores. In total, The movie is expected to enter the 100 crore club within the first week of its release.
To get a detailed information on the box office collections for the first two days, check out the slides below:
First day collection
I has managed to amass 34 crore rupees worldwide on the first day of its release.
I in South India
The major contribution on the first day was from South India as expected. The movie collected 25.54 crore rupees here.
I Collections in Tamil Nadu
In Tamil Nadu alone the Vikram starrer has collected 9.62 crore rupees on the day of its release.
In God's own country
Thanks to its pre-release hype, I received a massive opening in Kerala. It has collected 3.2 crore rupees so far in the state.
I first day box office in Karnataka
In Karnataka too the movie ran to packed houses on the first day, especially in Bengaluru. It managed to collect 1.9 crore rupees.
Beats Aamir Khan's PK in Bengaluru
In the garden city, Vikram's I enjoyed an amazing response from fans on the first day of its release. Collecting over 2 crore rupees, it has beaten the likes of PK.
Huge response in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
I has created a record for a dubbed movie by gathering a whopping 7.52 crore rupees in Andhra Pradesh and Nizam areas.
Beats straight Telugu movies
In the Tollywood box office records, I has claimed the 15th position for all time highest grossers on day one by beating Telugu movies like Race Gurram and Legend.
Beats Prabhas's Mirchi and Mahesh Babu's Aagadu
On the opening day, I has beaten Prabhas's Mirchi in Nizam and Mahesh Babu's Aagadu in Ceeded by raking in 2.52 and 1.7 crore rupees respectively.
USA box office
The film has reportedly fetched $293,000 overall in the US. In USA alone, I was released in 214 locations.
Second day collection
I has done a better business on the second day(Thursday) worldwide. The total box office collection including India and overseas stands at an impressive 37 crore rupees.
Second day South India collection
The second day collection in South India has dipped to 23 crore rupees(approx).
Continues to do well in Bengaluru
Due to the Sankranthi festival, I has collected 1.5 crore rupees(approx) in the capital city of Karnataka. It has done well in the other parts of the state as well.
Surpasses the first day collection in Andhra and Telangana
Despite mixed responses from critics as well as viewers in Andhra Pradesh, I has managed to surpass its first day collections here. It has collected 8 crore rupees(approx).
Worldwide box office collections(two days)
So far the Vikram starrer has managed to gross 71 crore rupees(approx) worldwide.
Race to the 100 crore mark
The movie is expected to reach the 100 crore mark by the end of this week thanks to its pre-release hype and a Wednesday release owing to a long weekend in Tamil Nadu.