Detailed box office collection report. The Pongal 2023 clash is as tight as it gets as both the releases. The Ajith Kumar fronted Thunivu and the Thalapathy Vijay starrer Varisu are doing neck to neck business at the Tamil Nadu box office. The Pongal benefit will continue on Monday and Tuesday too, and by the end of run. The business of the Ajith Kumar film should be good enough to put all the stakeholders in the black.
The film stands a strong chance of hitting a state gross of Rs 100 crore
It’s the hold in collections on Monday that will decide on the chances of hitting the 3-digit number. The Boney Kapoor and Zee Studios Production faced a clash from Varisu at the box office and if not for the clash. The first weekend business would have been higher by at-least 40 to 50 percent.
The gap between the two films narrowed down on Thursday and Friday, with Varisu scoring a lead on the third day. The weekend will now decide which of the two films get’s a lead in numbers in Tamil. The weekend total of Varisu stands at Rs 37 crore. Thunivu, even Varisu is looking at big jumps on Saturday and Sunday. In-fact, given the family genre, it is likely to show a slightly better trajectory in the festive period in the state, with an expected weekend of Rs 62 crore. It would be hoping to hit a century in the state through it’s 10 day run. Though at the moment it is Rs 50 lakh short of the Ajith film in domestic market.
Both Thunivu and Varisu are rather running neck to neck at the box office with a slight lead for Thunivu in the overall scheme of things. Varisu has scored a 3-day opening weekend gross in the north of Rs 53 crore, which includes Rs 1. The three day all India gross of Thunivu stands a little under Rs 50 crore. Pongal is a huge period for the box office in Tamil Nadu.