Mersal box-office collection Day 2: Vijay’s film beats Kabali, Vivegam
Much more to everyone’s expectations, Mersal starring Vijay has opened to phenomenal response from the audience all over the world. The film, that released on Diwali, witnessed 95-100% occupancy in theatres. Mersal had a record-breaking opening on its first day and is said to have grossed Rs 43.50 crore worldwide.
In Tamil Nadu, the Thalapathy-starrer has reportedly surpassed the collections of superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Ajith Kumar’s Vivegam. The film, however, failed to beat Vivegam’s collection in Chennai city. On day two, Mersal is reported to have grossed Rs 70 crore at the worldwide box office. However, we await an official confirmation.
According to trade reports, Mersal has raked in Rs 5.50 crore in the overseas market. Made on a lavish budget of Rs 120 crore, Mersal is expected to emerge as one of the biggest hits this year, according to trade pundits.
Directed by Atlee, Mersal tells the story of Vetri and Maaran, who fight against medical mafia. Despite mixed reviews, the film was highly appreciated for Vijay’s performance as Thalapathy.
Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, the film also stars Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, SJ Suryah and Vadivelu in important roles.