Vedalam (Vedhalam) is on a record breaking spree as fans are showing their love and support towards the film and the man of the moment, Thala Ajith. Vedalam is busy flexing its muscles at the box office, but that's not about it, for the movie holds many other records as well.
But before we get to the non-box office records created by this Ajith starrer, let's take a look at the box office records of Vedalam in its home state, Tamil Nadu.
According to numerous reports, Vedalam now holds the record for the biggest opener in Tamil Nadu ever. Having collected more than 15 Crore rupees on day 1, it has broken the records previously set by films like Vijay's Kaththi and Rajinikanth's Lingaa.
It is said that the Ilayathalapathy starrer and Superstar's Lingaa accumulated 12.5 Crore rupees and 12.8 Crores respectively on its opening day in the whole of Tamil Nadu. Vedalam has broken those records by a large margin.
Well-known industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai wrote on his official Twitter page, "#Vedalam TN - Gross (tax free), Diwali Day - Nov 10 - Rs 15.5 Cr (approximate). A new record for a day 1."
It is to be noted that the top two highest grossers on the first day in Tamil Nadu for the year 2015 belong to Thala Ajith. While Vedalam holds the current opening day record, Yennai Arindhaal had amassed 11 Crores on day one, earlier this year.
When it comes to its second day (Wednesday), Vedalam's collections is said to have dropped a touch but the action-entertainer has still managed to gross over 10 Crores in Tamil Nadu alone, according to a report.
With the film attracting family audiences, Vedalam is expected to create many more records at the box office by the end of this weekend.
Check out the slides below for other unique records this Ajith starrer has created:
By amassing a whopping 50,000 likes in just one hour from the time the 45 seconds video was made public, Vedalam teaser created a new record in the history of YouTube by smashing the record held by Taylor Swift's musical video 'Bad Blood'.
First Tamil Movie In Norway
Thala Ajith's Vedalam became the first Tamil movie ever to be released in Norway. The film was released all over the planet and had its world premiere in Singapore on November 9th.
When Vedalam Stormed Mayajaal
In Mayajaal (Chennai) alone, a whopping 36 shows had been reportedly sold out prior to the movie's release. That is a record opening for any non-solo release in the history of this famous entertainment centre.
Vedalam In AMC Loews Jersey Gardens
Vedalam became the first Tamil movie to have its premiere at the famous AMC Loews Jersey Gardens, USA. When it comes to Indian movies, only Hindi flicks have been released at this centre so far.
Vedalam Fever In Coimbatore
Vedalam reportedly became the first movie ever to have a midnight show in the city of Coimbatore. The Ajith starrer had many early morning shows across Tamil Nadu after gaining permission from the state government.
A Midnight Show On Day 2!
In Nellai, Vedalam created a new record by gaining permission to have a 12:15 AM show on the second day (November 11th). This was due to a high demand from public and Thala Ajith fans.