While Rajinikanth's Jailer has no rivals in the southern states, the movie faces stiff competition in the Hindi belt from Sunny Deol's Gadar 2 and Akshay Kumar's OMG 2.
It seems like Superstar Rajinikanth's latest movie Jailer is only getting started to make new records at the box office. Sun Pictures, the producers of the movie, are confident that the movie will continue its terrific run across the cinemas even in the second week, given that there is no worthy competition for the movie at the southern box office till next week.
"With terrific repeat value , increased screens in many places, reports and bookings indicate, the second weekend is going to be a blast JAILER on Rampage mode to set the biggest ever RECORD," wrote c Sembian Sivakumar, the chief operating officer of Sun Pictures.
On Thursday, the producers revealed that by the end of the first week, Jailer has earned a little more than Rs 375 crore from its worldwide box ticket sales. And many were shocked as it was much lesser than what the trade sources had predicted. Many had claimed that the movie had earned close to Rs 450 crore in ticket sales within seven days of its release. However, the official collection report from Sun Pictures came as a shock to many, underscoring the need for a sophisticated system to track and report accurate box office collections.
In the meantime, Jailer is the number one movie at the Indian box office. While it has no rivals in the southern states, the movie faces stiff competition in the Hindi belt with Sunny Deol's Gadar 2 and Akshay Kumar's OMG 2 drawing huge crowds to theatres, bringing a much-needed confidence boost to the Bollywood film industry.
In Kerala, Jailer is completely dominating all the big screens, where it has collected about Rs 37 crore so far. The movie will remain bullish in the state. And Dhyan Sreenivasan starrer, which is also coincidently named Jailer, will have a limited release in Kerala. The movie was supposed to release on August 10. However, it was postponed as all theatres wanted to show Rajinikanth's Jailer.