Lingaa's record breaking ₹100 Cr BO Collection in just 3 days
Rajinikanth’s Lingaa released this week on his Birthday and the film was expected to have a smashing opening and it did.
The word ‘Superstar’ is more than enough to draw millions to theatres and his appearance on the screens is the best magic that can ever happen. After 4 years of Enthiran, actor Rajnikanth returned to the screens with Live Action Film in Lingaa.
With the film opening to many celebrations on last Friday, it sweeps us on the feet by spinning 100Crore collection in just three days. According to the sources, the film has spanned a collection of Rs.55Crores in Tamil Nadu, Rs.26Crores in rest of India and 20Crores in overseas. The film has made fastest 50 crores at box office. Also, on its first day Lingaa collected 33 crores worldwide, which is the biggest-ever collection made by a Tamil movie till date.
"#Lingaa storms Chennai box-office, nets an awesome Rs 2.70 Cr in its opening weekend (Dec 12 -14). 'Plexes rocked," tweeted entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai.
This is really a miracle in Tamil cinema as the producers, distributors and exhibitors had never seen such a big ticket in box office for ages.
"Lingaa" is faring well not just in India but also in overseas markets. The film has crossed the 1 million mark at the US box office. The Rajini-starrer earned $1.205 million from 140 screens in three days, including Thursday premiere shows, at the US box office. The film has emerged as the highest grossing Tamil flick of 2014 beating "Kochadaiiyaan" and "Kaththi" collections. It is all set to beat "Vishwaroopam" collections and take the second spot in the list of all-time highest grossing Tamil films in the US.
"#Lingaa USA Saturday $412559, total at $1.205M from 140 scrns. Just $60K to beat combined gross of Vishwaroopam to bcom all time #2 in USA," tweeted Atmus Entertainment, the Tamil film distributors in the US.
The film is estimated to have earned $1.8 million in the first four days at the US box office. It will be interesting to see if "Lingaa" manages to continue its impressive run during the weekdays.