Thalaivii's has released and as always Kangana Ranaut is being praised sky high for her performance as Jayalalithaa, with Arvind Swami as MGR, Raj Arjun as his close aide and confidant, and Nassar as M. Karunanidhi also drawing copious praise. In fact, some are going so far as to say that the star actress may be a hot contender for her fifth National Award, which would make her just the first actor in the history of Indian cinema to have bagged the prestigious award five times. However, when it comes to the box office, Thalaivii is painting a sorry picture with dismal collection on day one.
Kangana Ranaut's Jayalalithaa biopic has registered extremely low numbers at the box office in all its versions, with Hindi being slightly better than the collections in Tamil and Telugu, but that's not to say the figures are anything of note. Of course, the continued theatrical shutdown in Maharashtra and the fact that many multiplexes have refused to play the Hindi version, owing to the makers deciding to release it on both Netflix and Amazon Prime merely two weeks after its theatrical release, have contributed to the massive under-performance, but it also needs to be factored in that Gopichand and Tamannaah Bhatia's Seetimaarr, playing mostly in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, has massively outperformed Thalaivii's all-India collections.
Below is the breakup of Thalaivii's day 1 box office collection:
Hindi: Rs. 87 lakh nett
Tamil: Rs. 39 lakh nett
Telugu: Rs. 18 lakh nett
India Total: Rs. 1.44 crore nett
Overseas: Rs. 1 crore gross
Worldwide: Rs. 2.71 crore gross
Hopefully, the movie picks up over the weekend.
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