Ilayathalapathy Vijay latest outing Bairavaa released worldwide yesterday with lots of hype and expectation among fans. Unlike his previous movies, Bairavaa created lots of buzz before and after release which has special midnight shows starting from 1AM on January 12th.
Apart from special early morning shows, the film had exclusive premiere shows in the city as well as across the districts in Tamil Nadu. The film has collected Rs. 92 lakhs on its opening day in Chennai alone which doesn’t include special screening shows. This is the third highest collection after superstar Rajinikanth’s Kabali and Vijay’s last outing Theri.
Owing to Pongal holidays till Monday and with special early morning shows till Sunday, the film is expected to emerge as the highest opening weekend collection at the box office. Bairavaa is all set to reach new milestones at Tamil Nadu Box Office.
Let’s look at the day-wise earnings of the film:
Bairavaa Box Office Report
Bairavaa 1st/Day 1 Box Office Collections
Chennai – 0.92 crores
Tamil Nadu – 16.5 Crores (Gross)
Kerala – 1.6 crores
Bairavaa First Day Collections – Around 20* crores
*overseas report awaited
Bairavaa 2nd/Day 2 Box Office Collections
There was a huge drop in theater occupancy reported in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, even in overseas as well. It is said the percentage of drop would around 35-40%. It was due to movie reviews by critics and the pirated copy of the film released early on the first day of the release.
Bairavaa Second Day Collections – 12.3 Crore
*final numbers awaited
Bairavaa 3rd/Day 3 Box Office Collections
Chennai – 0.82 Crore
Tamil Nadu – 16.2 Crores
Total TN Box Office Collection – 44.64* Crore
*final number awaited
The film has collected around Rs. 2.4 crore in Chennai city alone in the first three days. The film has grossed around Rs. 1.53 crore in the neighboring state of Karnataka till now.
Reports also suggest that the film had made a business of Rs 100 crore through its distribution and theatrical rights.
The film’s overseas distributor A&P Group confirmed the film’s release in 55 countries. Bairavaa will also release in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia among others.
Directed by Bharathan of Azhagiya Thamizh Magan fame, Bairavaa also stars Keerthy Suresh, Sathish, Daniel Balaji and Jagapathi Babu in pivotal roles.