Ponniyin Selvan hits $5 million overseas on first day; Worldwide box office collections top 80 crores
Ponniyin Selvan had an extraordinary opening internationally collecting $5 million. Combined with 39 crores on opening day in India, the worldwide box office gross stands at 80 crores.
Ponniyin Selvan had an extraordinary opening internationally collecting $5.10 million (Rs. 41.50 crores) approx on Friday, including $1.10 million previews in North America on Thursday. Combined with Rs. 39 crores on opening day in India, the worldwide box office gross stands at Rs. 80.50 crores approx.
The overseas opening is the second best ever for a film from Kollywood after Kabali, which collected $6.50 million including previews. For Kabali, however, previews were quite wide and it was essentially two days of business in most markets. In a like-for-like comparison, taking one day's business across all markets PS-I will be $4 million versus $4.50 million for Kabali. The lead of Kabali basically comes from just one single market i.e. North America, while in others PS-I is on par or ahead. Kabali eventually turned out to be a very frontloaded affair, going barely over $10 million in its first weekend, while PS-I can go as high as $12 million.
North America is the top market for the film with $2.20 million through Friday, the second-best industry start after Kabali. In Australia and the United Kingdom, the film took the industry's biggest start, becoming the first film to rake in A$400K and £250K on opening day. Malaysia went over MYR 2 million for opening day, depending on where the actual land could be the biggest start here as well.
The territorial breakdown for overseas box office collections of Ponniyin Selvan is as follows:
North America - $2,200,000
Middle East - $1,025,000
Malaysia - $500,000
Singapore - $300,000
Australia - $275,000
United Kingdom - $300,000
France - $100,000
Europe - $250,000
Rest of World - $150,000
Total - $5,100,000 (Rs. 41.50 crores)
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