Following the third wave of Coronavirus pandemic, Southern superstar Ajith Kumar’s movie Valimai is believed to bring much-needed rest to all cinema owners. The action thriller is one of the highly anticipated movies of the year and fans have been eagerly awaiting their favorite star on the big screen.
Initially, the film was expected to be released on Pongal this year, but later the release was delayed to Omicron’s fears. However, the film is being touted as the first major release of the year and the film has received record high awards for its theatrical rights in Tamil Nadu.
Not only in the southern state, but also worldwide. According to the latest report in Pinkvilla, Ajith Kumar’s Valimai managed to land the global theatrical pre-release business at around Rs 96 crore, beating his 2017 release Vivegam, which fetched roughly Rs 85 crore for its theatrical rights.
The report further states that most of the trades were made in light of competition from RRR which was due to be released a week ago. With the release of Ram Charan and Jr NTR starrer rescheduled, Ajith Kumar’s film has no competition at the box office. Given the financing costs of the repeated delays and other release costs, the film should earn Rs. 100 crore plus share to have its distributors in green.
The theatrical pre-release business of Ajith Kumar starrer Valimai is as follows:
Tamil Nadu – Rs. 64.50 crores
AP/TS – Rs. 2.50 crore
Karnataka – Rs. 4 crores
Kerala – Rs. 2.50 crore (valued)
North India – Rs. 2.50 crore (valued)
India Total – Rs. 76 crores
Overseas – Rs. 20 crores
Worldwide – Rs. 96 crore
It is worth pointing out that the above prices are all exclusive of GST and include approximate values for some territories being distributed via “own release”.
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