Thalapathy Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal's Mersal surprised one and all with its record breaking run at the domestic as well as overseas market. After getting fantastic reviews from the critics as well as the general audience, the film raked in large sums of moolah during the Diwali week. While the film hit the screens in India and several countries on October 18, it finally released in UAE last Friday (October 27). And looks like it has performed phenomenally well in the Gulf. In fact, it took one of the biggest openings for a South Indian film in UAE, as it raked in Rs 7.87 crore over the first weekend. As industry tracker and trade analyst, Ramesh Bala revealed on Twitter, "#Mersal takes one of the biggest openings for a South movie in #UAE - For the 1st weekend, it grossed $1,210,722 [Rs 7.87 crore]."
But that's not the end of Mersal's achievements. At the UAE box office, it beat the likes of Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar over the first weekend. As Ramesh Bala mentioned, "#UAE BO - Tot Oct 22: #Mersal - $1,210,722, #SecretSuperstar - $660,126, #Parava - $526,402 and #RajaTheGreat - $35,674." Quite clearly, Mersal has performed exceedingly well. With a fantastic word of mouth publicity growing for the film in this region, we expect it to continue raking in the moolah. At the domestic market too, Mersal is continuing its phenomenal run at the box office. Did you like the movie? Share with us your thoughts about it in the comments section below! (ALSO READ - FAKE! Leading distributor calls out Thalapathy Vijay's Mersal box office collections)
However, while everyone is surprised by Mersal's fantastic run at the box office, a leading distributor from the South has made a shocking revelation about its collections. In an interview with WeTalkies, leading distributor - Abirami Ramanathan, talked about how numbers are inflated easily these days to create a curiosity and buzz around a film. He further stated that there is no proof to prove that these collections are authenticate. Anyway, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the dope and updates about Mersal right here!
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