After Historic Two Days, Ponniyin Selvan 1 Is Heading For ALL TIME Record 225 Cr Weekend Worldwide And 115 Cr Domestic Gross! Detail Numbers Inside

Ponniyin Selvan 1 recorded a huge opening day at the Indian box office, grossing maseive numbers yesterday. The opening day collections are the highest of ahead of Beast, Valimai and Vikram.

Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan 1 has smashed all records and grossed a whopping Rs 80 crore worldwide gross. This makes it the biggest ever opening day for any Tamil film. Ponniyin Selvan 1 – the Tamil period drama is a two-part magnum opus which is written, directed and co-produced by Mani Ratnam and Allirajah Subaskaran under Lyca Productions. 

PS-I collected Rs. 24.25 crores approx in Tamil Nadu on its first day, making it the highest opener ever for a film not featuring the big three of Kollywood; Vijay, Ajith and Rajini, beating Vikram (Rs. 21.70 crores) which took the record earlier this year. The numbers could have gone further higher, likely over Rs. 40 crores, if not for the competition from Dhanush starrer Naane Varuvean which took away some showcasing from the film. The film has huge advance sales for today and tomorrow in the state and can see collections staying above Rs. 30 crores on all three days of the weekend.

There is talk of the film beating all time record of Vikram, which though a bit early at this stage, but is certainly a possibility.

Outside Tamil Nadu, the film collected Rs. 9.75 crores in Telugu states, with bigger centres like Hyderabad performing best. Kerala and Karnataka also did well with Rs. 3.75 crores and Rs. 5.50 crores respectively. The Hindi dubbed version of the film also opened to fair numbers, the highest for Kollywood in recent years.

Film again jumped in Hindi yesterday and collected close to 2.75 cr nett gross in north. Worldwide gross of minimum 50 cr on the cards. Film collected 36 cr gross all India on day two after 39 cr on day 1.

Film jumped again on Sunday and collected 3.50 cr nett in Hindi and 37 cr gross All India with massive numbers down south.

Overseas business is mindblowing with 110 cr plus three day total. Now it’s causing Vikram’s business in Tamil Nadu.

Film collected 80 cr, 72 cr and 73 cr gross worldwide over weekend.

The regional breakdown for three day box office collections of Ponniyin Selvan I is as follows:

Tamil Nadu – Rs. 67 crores
AP/TS – Rs. 15 crores
Karnataka – Rs. 12.40 crores
Kerala – Rs. 9.50 crores
North India – Rs. 9 crores

Total – Rs. 113 crores


Day 1 : 5 million $

Day 2: 4.5 million $

Day 3: 4 million $ (expected)

Total : 9.5 million $ (112 cr)

Worldwide Gross – 225 cr

The film apart from India has also performed well in the USA, Malaysia, and Canada. The rest of the cast includes Jayaram, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prabhu, Parthiban, Nasser, Prakash Raj, Kishore, Vikram Prabhu, and Rahman. The music for the movie is composed by AR Rahman.

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