Chennai, October 5 - Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions' epic period action drama film Ponniyin Selvan: Part 1
has crossed 300 crores at the worldwide box office through the first Wednesday (6 days).
The Mani Ratnam-directed film scored an estimated 24 crores gross on its first Monday, dropping approx. 7% from Tuesday. The total domestic gross collection has also crossed the 200 crores mark, for approx. 201 crores. "PS-1" is the second Tamil movie of 2022 to score 200 crores gross domestically.
Based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same name, "Ponniyin Selva - 1" continues to score big in the home state, Tamil Nadu as it grossed an estimated 17.50 crores more on Wednesday, pushing total collection in TN to over 130 crores in just 6 days.
With the way "PS-1" is performing in Tamil Nadu, it is looking a sure shot 200 crores grosser in the state, which will make it the first ever film to achieve the feat. The movie is equally strong overseas for an estimated 115 crores gross till now, helping worldwide gross collection to reach over 315 crores after Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Kannada movie Kantara
is taking maximum use of the size of its release and turned out to be a massive blockbuster just like "PS-1". Kannada films have had great success this year, and "Kantara" is another huge blockbuster on the list.
The Rishab Shetty-starrer has grossed approx. 32 crores in the first five days, and it grossed an estimated 10.20 crores on its first Wednesday. Today is the film's biggest day so far and this takes the total worldwide collection to approx. 42 crores. It will reach 50 crores by tomorrow and a day after.