Chennai, October 6 - One of the biggest Indian blockbusters of 2022, Ponniyin Selvan - Part 1
has created an all-time record for a Tamil movie in the United Kingdom.
Directed by Mani Ratnam, the epic period action drama film has become the first Tamil movie to £1 million (Rs. 9.3 crores). The previous record belonged to Kamal Haasan's recently released all-time blockbuster Vikram
which grossed £0.881 million (£881K) in its lifetime run.
"PS-1" took just 6 days to reach 1 million pounds in the UK. Interestingly, "PS-1" is the 43rd highest-grossing Indian film of all-time and the fourth of 2022 to score £1 million in the UK, after the highest-grossing Indian film of 2022 KGF: Chapter 2
(£1.15M), the highest-grossing Bollywood movie of the year, Brahmastra Part One: Shiva
(£1.03M), and RRR
Meanwhile, after breaking the Tamil movie record in the UK, "PS-1" is now on its way to becoming the biggest Tamil grosser in the USA as well. The movie has overtaken Rajinikanth's Kabali
($4.58M) for the second biggest movie with $4.64 million in the USA. Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's 2.0
is the biggest Tamil movie there with $5.51 million.
Produced by Madras Talkies and Lyca Productions, "PS-1" has also crossed Rs. 300 crores mark at the worldwide box office in just 6 days. It is the sixth Indian and second Tamil movie of 2022 to breach the box office milestone.