Chiyaan Vikram’s latest film hit the big screens on August 31. Helmed by R Ajay Gnanamuthu, Cobra received negative reviews from critics and audiences. As a result, the film saw a major drop in its second-day collections after excellent opening.
As per the reports, Vikram has occupied around 800 theatres in TN, 265 screens in Kerala and around 450 theatres in Telugu states, for a worldwide total of 3500-4000 screens. Cobra is said to be made on a budget of 90 crores and Vikram reportedly has charged 25 crores as remunerations.
Cobra had a very good opening day at the box office collecting nearly Rs. 14 cr approx in India on Wednesday. The film opened to Rs. 9.25-9.50 crores approx in Tamil Nadu, which will be the biggest or second biggest start for Chiyaan Vikram in the state depending on where the actuals land. Vikram’s best prior to the release of Cobra was his 2015 release I which collected Rs. 9.40 crores but that film’s main driving force was its director, Shankar. Apart from that, Saamy 2 is his next best opener at Rs. 5.40 crores and Cobra surpassed that quite easily. The opening day is the fifth highest of the year, behind Beast, Valimai, Vikram and RRR.
The movie, which was long-awaited by the fans, seems to turn into a ‘disaster’. After registering an excellent opening, the film saw a big drop in collections.
According to trade reports, the Tamil-language action thriller managed to rake in around Rs 5.50 crore, which is 75% drop than what it earned on its opening day. Reportedly, the Vikram starrer made a gross of Rs 13.8 crore on its Day 1.
Film has 2 – day total of 20 cr all India gross but such big drop signals poor trend going forward.