Vikram Vedha vs. Ponniyin Selvan at box office day 1: Mani Ratnam’s epic surpasses Hrithik-Saif’s remake with only Tamil Nadu characters


While Vikram Vedha has recorded strong advance ticket sales, the action thriller will struggle to hit the Rs 15 crore mark on opening day. Starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan, the cops and robbers film is a remake of the Tamil original, starring R Madhavan and Vijay Sethupathi. The film’s box office potential is also impacted by the release of director Mani Ratnam’s historical epic. Ponniyin Selvan: Iwhich is opening sold-out shows in Tamil Nadu as we speak.

According to Bollywood Hungama, Vikram Vedha had the third highest advance ticket sales of any Hindi film this year, behind Brahmastra and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2. The film had sold nearly 65,000 tickets across national channels before its release. today, according to Pinkvilla. In comparison, Brahmastra had pre-sold more than 3 lakh tickets in national chains. Vikram Vedha’s all-inclusive presales crossed the 1.5 lakh mark, although by this metric, Brahmastra pre-sold more than 6 lakh tickets.

A report from BoxOfficeIndia noted that Vikram Vedha is underperforming in mass belts when it comes to early sales. But these territories are generally more reliant on walk-in crowds. And since Vikram Veda is aimed at mass audiences – not multiplex crowds – the final day numbers may increase.

Meanwhile, Ponniyin Selvan, along with Vikram, Karthi, Jayam Ravi and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among many others, are heading for a historic opening day in Tamil Nadu. Shows started as early as 1 a.m., Bollywood Hungama noted, and sold out all day. The film is expected to gross over Rs 20 Crore in Tamil Nadu alone. Across all languages ​​and regions, the film is currently expected to gross around Rs 40 crore, which could rise to Rs 50 crore as the day progresses. The film sold 7 lakh tickets in advance, mostly in Tamil Nadu.

This has been a tough year at the box office for most Indian movies, but especially big Bollywood shows. But Vikram Vedha has a built-in connection to Tamil cinema, which could help his box office appeal. The highest-grossing films of the year are KGF: Chapter 2 and RRR – both with global circulations of over Rs 1,200 crore.


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