Varisu performed well abroad in the first three days, collecting around 4.75 million (Rs. 39 crores) by Friday. Combined with Rs. Around 55 crores in India, the film’s worldwide box office gross is Rs. 9.4 billion. The film crossed Rs. 100 crores worldwide at noon today.
That number is lower than the last few Vijay starlers, but it can be largely attributed to a last-minute change in release date that impacted the film’s first-day business. Major markets such as Singapore have started offering evening-only screenings in many venues. Thursday stayed low during the week, but all returned to normal on Friday. The five-day extended weekend looks set to reach $8 million, which is a pretty good figure all things considered. These films play very fast, but Varisu should be able to cross the $10 million mark in its full run.
Varisu’s overseas box office counting regions are as follows:
North America – $800,000
Middle East – $1,250,000 approx
Australia / New Zealand – $250,000
Singapore – $485,000
Malaysia – $600,000
Sri Lanka – $150,000
United Kingdom – $450,000
France – $200,000
Rest of Europe – $400,000
Rest of World – $150,000
Total – $4,750,000
Thunivu also put up good numbers internationally, setting career highs for Ajith in many markets. The overseas total in the first 3 days is Rs. 25 crores and the global total is Rs. Approx. 7.35 billion won
Thunivu’s distributor handled the release date change much better than Varisu, and was able to get big first day numbers across the board, nearly matching Varisu’s in three key markets: UAE, US, Malaysia and France. The huge Vijay market. In Singapore and Canada, Vijay starrer was ahead of Varisu due to his inability to prepare previous releases.
The film’s five-day extended weekend would bring in around $5 million, which would be higher than the full run of Ajith’s previous release Valimai. In fact, it would become Ajith’s highest-grossing film internationally, a record long held by Vivegam ($5.3 million).
Here’s a regional breakdown of Thunivu’s international box office collection:
North America – $625,000
Middle East – $850,000 approx
Australia / New Zealand – $115,000
Singapore – $310,000
Malaysia – $480,000
Sri Lanka – $100,000
United Kingdom – $190,000
France – $110,000
Rest of Europe – $175,000
Rest of World – $50,000
Total – $3,000,000