Last week’s releases were quite cold, with Mohanlal’s Villain being the biggest release. Despite four new movies releasing, it’s Mersal which continues to make news in terms of box office report.
Mersal, starring Vijay, has crossed the Rs 100 crore gross mark in Tamil Nadu. In North America, the film has grossed $1,636,334. And in the UK, the film has earned beyond half a million pounds.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) October 29, 2017
Starring Vijay in triple roles, the film has a star cast of Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, Vadivelu, and S J Suryah. The film opened to a record-breaking box-office collection in Tamil Nadu. According to a report in Forbes, first day collection was approximately Rs 31.3 crore. In fact, it’s on its way to earning Rs 2oo crores at the box office.
Another film released on the same day as Mersal, Rohit Shetty’s multi-starrer Golmaal Again continues to rage at the box office. As of this weekend, trade analyst Taran Adarsh says that the film has earned Rs 153.94 in India alone.
#GolmaalAgain is in no mood to slow down… Is a RAGE at the BO… [Week 2] Fri 7.25 cr, Sat 10.61 cr. Total: ₹ 153.94 cr. India biz.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 29, 2017
#GolmaalAgain – OVERSEAS – Total till Friday, 27 October 2017: $ 4.9 million [₹ 31.86 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 28, 2017
Worldwide, the film has collected Rs 215 crores (approx.).
Villain directed by B Unnikrishnan, and has stars like Mohanlal, Vishal, Srikanth, Hansika Motwani and Raashi Khanna in important roles. Mohanlal plays the lead, as a retired police officer in this investigative thriller. The film reportedly opened to a fairly good number – Rs. 4.91 crore to become the all-time highest Malayalam opener at the Kerala Box Office. Release on October 27, the film was screened in 253 theatres across the Kerala.
Hindi film Jia Aur Jia, starring Kalki Koechlin and Richa Chadda, was all set to be the girls-only travel film about friendship and discovery. However, the film, directed by Howard Rosemeyer, was critically panned and has managed to collect a meager Rs 12,50,000 all over India, an amount that is usually declared a flop.
Other releases such as Kalathur Gramam and Kadaisi Bench Karthi‘s box office reports are yet to be disclosed.