Thalapathy Vijay and Samantha Ruth Prabhu's Mersal is one of the biggest and most anticipated South films of the year. And looks like it has started off with a bang at the domestic box office. Released in 1500 - 2000 screen across India, the film started off on a fantastic note and raked in a MASSIVE amount of Rs 31.50 crore on day one. As industry tracker and trade expert, Ramesh Bala revealed on Twitter, "#Mersal Day 1 BO: All-India - Rs 31.50 crore."
While we had always expected the film to open well, little did we know that it would go on a record breaking run. Usually the Diwali day (October 19 this year) is slow because people are busy with the festivities, however Mersal took over the box office and proved everyone wrong. But that's not it! It has also beaten Vivegam's day one collection across India and Kabali's day one collection in Chennai. Isn't that fantastic? But there's still no stopping the film. With another holiday today (October 20, Hindu New Year), the film will see another mammoth collection. In fact, the day after Diwali, i.e. today, is always massive. So expect Mersal to witness a massive jump on day 2. (ALSO READ - Mersal movie review: Thalapathy Vijay's enigmatic presence and Atlee's class direction assures a crackling Diwali)
With an engaging story line and great word of mouth publicity, Mersal is going to keep raking in the moolah. As our trade expert - Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) revealed to us exclusively, "Mersal has taken a phenomenal start at the box office. Collecting such a huge number through the Tamil version alone is insane. With a good word of mouth publicity and great reviews, I expect it go up, up and away in the days to come. It's going to be massive." Anyway, have you seen Mersal? If yes, share with us your thoughts in the comments section below! Also stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the updates about Mersal right here.
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