Rajinikanth's Annaatthe was one of the highly awaited biggies of 2021. Though the film was expected to hit the cinemas in 2020, the makers deferred the release owing to the pandemic condition. After much deliberation, the film finally made it to the theatres on November 2 coinciding with the Diwali festival.
The film garnered a great deal of attention in the first week and it indeed reflected in its box office collection. Having said that, the reviews received by the film were quite average. The selling point of the film was definitely its star-studded cast, but the storyline and execution by director Siva were a big led down. The heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu is said to have hindered the inflow of audiences post the tenth day of Annaatthe's release which might have also impacted its business.
Talking about the Rajinikanth-starrer's closing collection, the film's Tamil Nadu theatrical share is said to be Rs 45 crore (Rs 80 crore gross). Made on a budget of Rs 182.5 crore, Annaatthe's total revenue is Rs 169 crore, while the loss incurred is Rs 14.5 crore. As per the latest data, the film has failed to enter the profit zone, despite an impressive collection in the first week.
Tamil Nadu Theatrical Share: Rs 45 crore(Rs 80 crore gross)
Kerala: Rs 2.5 crore share
Karnataka: Rs 3.5 crore share
Andhra Pradesh/Telangana: Rs 8 crore share
North India: Rs 1 crore Share
Overseas: Rs 12 crore Share
Total Theatrical Business Share: Rs 72 crore
Digital: Rs 45 crore(Tamil, Telugu, Hindi) Sun Nxt
Audio: Rs 2 crore(Tamil, Telugu, Hindi) Sun tv
Total Loss: 14.5 Crore
Backed by Sun Pictures, Annaatthe features an ensemble cast including Nayanthara, Keerthy Suresh, Kushboo Sundar, Meena Sagar, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj, Soori, Bala, Sathish, Abhimanyu Singh, Livingston, Pandiarajan and Vela Ramamoorthy.