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Lingaa First Day Box Office Collection Report

"Lingaa" is the most-talked-about and highly-anticipated movie of the year 2014. Its promos hiked the viewers' expectations ...

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"Lingaa" is the most-talked-about and highly-anticipated movie of the year 2014. Its promos hiked the viewers' expectations and curiosity sky high. The makers of the film threw open ticket bookings well in advance and the movie registered very good advance booking for its opening day.

The Rajinikanth, Sonakshi Sinha and Anushka Shetty starrer released in a record number of theatres in the both the states on 12 December. The screening of "Lingaa" started in the wee hours of Friday in many places across these states. The morning shows ran to almost packed houses everywhere. At some places, tickets for "Lingaa" were reportedly being sold in black for as high as ₹1,000, which irked some movie buffs, who could not get tickets even after waiting in queue for hours.

With such a grand opening at the worldwide box office, the film is estimated to have earned about ₹30 crore at the worldwide box office.

United States

"Lingaa" minted $404,566 from 118 screens during premiere shows (Thursday) in the US.

"#Lingaa USA premiere gross at $404,566 from 118 scrns. Ended up #6 overall in USA for Thursday," tweeted, ATMUS Entertainment, the US distributors for Tamil films.

The film is set to beat overall collections of Vijay's "Kaththi", which raked in over $600K at the US box office. "Kaththi" is the sixth highest grossing Tamil film of all time.

"Lingaa" has emerged as the seventh highest all time Tamil grosser of 2014 in just a single day. "#Lingaa thalaivar makes into 7th highest all time Tamil grosser of USA with just 1 day gross. Will enter top 5 today," tweeted ATMUS.

The film is likely to continue its fantastic run in the opening weekend and rake in huge collections at the US box office.

United Kingdom

"Lingaa" has fetched £16,339 through premiere shows at the UK box office. "#Lingaa UK *Premiere Shows* (last night) - £16,339 (16 lacs) from just 7 locations. Expecting a monstrous increase this weekend," tweeted uktamilbo.

Tamil Nadu

"Lingaa" has taken humongous openings in Tamil Nadu where the film witnessed 100 percent occupancy in several theatres. The film, which released in over 600 screens in Tamil Nadu, has minted ₹16.75 crore on the opening day, according to reports.The Rajinikanth starrer has reportedly surpassed the opening day collections of "Kaththi," which stand at approximately ₹12.5 crore.

AP/Nizam

"Lingaa" has taken huge openings in the AP/Nizam box office. According to early estimates, the film might have earned around ₹6 crore (gross) on the first day of its release, according to reports.

It remains to be seen as to how the film fares considering that it has received mixed reviews from the critics and the audience response has also been average.

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