Ajith Kumar means records and the man has yet again managed to create a record at the box office. His recent release, Thunivu has recorded the biggest opening weekend to date in Tamil Nadu for a film that has faced a clash at the box office. The H Vinoth directed film opened at Rs. 21 crores gross on January 10. It followed up with Rs. 9 crores on January 11 and finally, another Rs. 8 crores day on January 12. This takes the three day total of Thunivu to Rs 38 crore.
The Saturday and Sunday business will see big gains in Tamil Nadu due to the festive season of Pongal. The five-day extended weekend of Thunivu is expected to be in the range of Rs. 60 crores, which is a phenomenal result for this Boney Kapoor production. Thunivu will be targeting a Rs. 100 crore gross at the Tamil Nadu box office by the end of its run, thereby proving to be one of the highest grossers ever in the state.
Thunivu has faced a box office clash with Thalapathy Vijay’s Varisu. If not for the clash, the three-day business would have easily been around Rs. 60 crores with a five day extended weekend going up to the Rs. 90 crore number. While the weekend number of Thunivu will be impressive, it will be Monday that will decide the fate of the film. If the film hits Rs. 4 crores or more on Monday, it will be yet another success for Ajith Kumar and if not, then that would spell danger.