Saravanan Arul’s ‘The Legend’ had caused quite a stir ahead of its release, the film’s trailer which went viral has created anticipation among viewers. However, the public rejected it on the first day itself at the box office.
It opened to mostly negative reviews from critics, they criticized the performances, writing, story, and narration while praising the film’s technical aspects. The general consensus of critics is that this is a laughable riot but for all the wrong reasons.
It is directed by the duo JD-Jerry and supported by Saravanan under its Saravanana Productions banner. On the technical side, R Velraj handled the cinematography, Ruben did the editing and the film has music provided by Harris Jayaraj.
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Box Office Collection Day 1
It performed below average at the box office on its first day, according to Filmibeat, it only earned Rs 2 Cr in the home state (Tamil Nadu) where it held around 650 theaters. It is a pan-Indian film and was released on 2500 screens globally in all three Tamil languages and Telugu and Hindi dubbed versions. The film’s box office collections from other states and overseas are minimal.
‘The Legend’ faced a clash with Kiccha Sudeep’s Vikrant Rona, which appears to have caused a dent in the former’s collections. Kiccha Sudeep is a big draw in the south, and according to reports, his film did very well on day one, including all territories.
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Box Office Collection Day 2
Arul’s movie had an overall Tamil occupancy of 16% on day 1 which is not commendable at all but the good thing is there won’t be much of an effect on day 2 as it doesn’t will not face a significant drop in collections on the second day.
According to Sacnilk.com, the film recorded a morning occupancy of 9.53% on Day 2 (Friday), which is 3.5% less than the morning occupancy of Day 1 (Thu). There will therefore be no major breach in its collections. It is estimated to collect around Rs 1.5 Cr on Day 2 to bring the total TN collections to around Rs 3.5 Cr.