Ajith's Veeram and Vijay's 'Jilla' reaping gold at Box Office | Jilla to enter ₹100 cr club soon
Jilla and Veeram, Pongal blockbuster releases starring young and emerging stars of Kollywood ,Vijay and Ajith are continuing to have their fantastic collections at the box office worldwide.
According to Kiaara Sandhu, film critic and movie business expert, Vijay-starrer Jilla is expected to enter the elite 100-crore club in a few days from now, having earned a whooping ₹88 crores worldwide within ten days of its release. Kiaara terms Jilla as an ‘all time mega blockbuster’. Meantime, Veeram has turned out to be the biggest blockbuster for Thala Ajith, earning a solid ₹75 crores in worldwide box office and coming close to Jilla collections.
Vijay’s Jilla has smashed Ajith’s Veeram collections at worldwide box office. Jilla reportedly grossed 78 crore in eight days at the worldwide box office, while Veeram collected 65 crore. Going by these numbers, we can say Veeram is trailing behind Jilla in worldwide BO.
Kiaara Sandhu tweeted two days ago that Vijay’s Jilla has broken all records to become the second all-time grosser after Superstar Rajinikanth’s Endhiran.
While "Veeram" and "Jilla" are in a neck-to-neck race in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and the rest of India, the Vijay starrer has taken a huge lead in Kerala. Even in overseas markets, both films are doing well and are posing strong competition to each other.
While Jilla is doing exceptionally well in Kerala due to the huge fan following Vijay enjoys in the state and also because of the presence of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal,Veeram is below mark in the state comparatively.
On the whole, "Jilla" has raced past "Veeram" but the films' full run might be more or less in the same range, reported sources.
Both the action-packed entertainers are performing well in Malaysia, where Tamil films have a huge market. "Tamil films #Jilla and #Veeram are doing exceptional business in Malaysia," tweeted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The success of "Jilla" and "Veeram" should bring a sense of relief for those involved in film trade. In line with the fan’s expectations and a lot of pre-release hype created around the two films, Thala and Ilayathalapathy starrers have proved to be biggest hits unveiling a grand start to 2014 Tamil box office.
Post roaring success of Jilla, fresh reports say that the film director RT Neason is flooded with offers from top actors of Telugu film industry and there is also news going around that Telugu movie producers have expressed interest for remaking Jilla.
Expectations have soared for upcoming films of Vijay and Ajith. While Vijay is set to work with director AR Murugadoss, Ajith is likely to commence his new project with Gautham Menon soon. Both Murugadoss and Gautham Menon are known for their craft and have given several hits for the Tamil film industry. This has generated a lot of hype among fans of the two leading actors.
Well, one has to wait and watch if Jilla will enter the prestigious 100-crore club in the coming days and what Veeram has in store for the fans and those involved in the business.