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Here's where Sivakarthikeyan's Don has surpassed Ajith's action film Valimai at the box office

Both the movies, apart from Beast, are three Tamil films which grossed 100 crores in 2022

  • Thinkal Menon

Last Updated: 01.48 PM, May 26, 2022

Here's where Sivakarthikeyan's Don has surpassed Ajith's action film Valimai at the box office

Stills from Don and Valimai

Sivakarthikeyan's Don, which was released on May 13, opened to positive reviews among critics and the audience. The movie is having a dream run at the box office and is likely to end up as the star's highest grossing film. The film was the second biggest opener for Siva after Seemaraja.

A couple of days ago, the makers had announced that Don has grossed 100 crores at the box office. It is the actor's second project to achieve this feat after Doctor which was his previous outing. Don is one among the three Tamil movies which grossed more than 100 crores at the box office this year. 

Ajith's action flick Valimai and Vijay's hostage thriller Beast are other two Tamil films which comfortably managed to enter the 100 crore club in 2022. The former which was released in record number of theatres went on to collect 200 crores, going by producer Boney Kapoor's tweet.

It has now been revealed that Don has crossed Valimai's collection at the USA box office. The film directed by Cibi Chakaravarthi is only next to Beast in terms of collection among Tamil movies which were released in 2022.

A thoroughly entertaining film like Don surpassing a serious action film like Valimai in the USA isn't surprising despite the fact that Ajith is a bigger star than Siva. What has to be seen is whether Don will be able to match Valimai's collection in Tamil Nadu. With Kamal Haasan's Vikram slated to arrive next Friday (June 3), the chances of Don outsmarting Valimai in the state looks bleak. 

The back-to-back successes of Doctor and Don have escalated the star status of Sivakarthikeyan in Kollywood. The trade is eagerly looking forward to his forthcoming movies that include Ayalaan, Maveeran and SK 20.