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Captain Miller vs Ayalaan Day 1 box office collection - Dhanush-starrer beats Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-fi comedy by almost ₹ 2 crore

Dhanush’s Captain Miller and Sivakarhikeyan’s Ayalaan hit the big screens on January 12 and have been receiving positive response from critics and viewers alike 

Captain Miller vs Ayalaan Day 1 box office collection - Dhanush-starrer beats Sivakarthikeyan’s sci-fi comedy by almost ₹ 2 crore
Captain Miller vs Ayalaan

Last Updated: 01.55 PM, Jan 13, 2024


Tamil cinema witnessed some of the biggest Pongal releases this weekend, and the most-lauded films were undoubtedly Dhanush’s period-action flick Captain Miller and Sivakarthkeyan’s sci-fi comedy Ayalaan. Despite being from contrasting genres, the films are being enjoyed by audiences of all ages who lauded the narration, performances, and VFX. However, one of the films has clearly surpassed the other and is racing ahead in the Pongal box office collection! Let's look at the numbers secured by the films on Day 1. 

Captain Miller surpasses Ayalaan by almost ₹ 2 crore

According to Sacnilk, Dhanush-starrer Captain Miller reportedly minted around ₹ 8.5 crore on day 1, while grossing a total of ₹ 15 crore worldwide. The movie also had an occupancy rate of 46.91% Tamil audience. On the other hand, Ayalaan managed to secure ₹ 13 crore worldwide and is just ₹ 2 crore away from Captain Miller to win the Pongal race. The Sivakarthikeyan-starrer has been receiving positive reception and is expected to take off this Pongal/Sankranthi weekend and is anticipated to mint more numbers in the coming days.  

Udhayanidhi Stalin about Captain Miller
Udhayanidhi Stalin about Captain Miller

Captain Miller receives thumbs up from Udhayanidhi Stalin

Captain Miller is not just enjoyed by the public, but several celebrities have watched the film and have been sharing their thoughts on the period action film. The latest to join the bandwagon is Tamil actor and politician Udhayanidhi Stalin, who took to his social media handles to share his review of the Dhanush-starrer. He heaped praise on Dhanush’s acting performance and called the film a ‘timely masterpiece’ for emphasising the importance of the ‘greatness of human rights struggle’. 


Ayalaan impresses family audiences!

It is indeed after a very long gap that family audiences have been able to watch a feel-good film which is not just about violence and mass-action sequences. Many netizens took to their handles to express their joy of watching the Sivakarthikeyan-starrer along with their families, as they are not intimidated by any violent content. Ayalaan serves as a perfect film to enjoy this Pongal without any gore or violence, thanks to its kid-friendly approach. It is a movie that can be enjoyed by people of all ages! 

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