Vikram has collected more than Rs 150 crore in Tamil Nadu alone.
Last Updated: 09.16 PM, Jun 13, 2022
Lokesh Kanagaraj-directorial, Vikram, featuring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles, has raked in Rs 300 crore at the box office. This has happened in ten days. In the US, Vikram, has joined the $2.5 million club, at the end of its second weekend run, becoming one of the highest grossing Tamil films of all time.
According to several reports, Vikram has collected more than Rs 150 crore in Tamil Nadu alone. With this, Vikram broke the records achieved by KGF 2. Interestingly, the film's Sunday collection (June 12) was said to be over Rs 11 crore. The Kamal Haasan-starrer is also a winner in the Telugu-speaking states.
Hearsay is that Vikram has made over Rs 25 crore in the last 10 days. A theatre-owner, based out of Chennai, says, Vikram seems to have a much stronger reception in its second week, and this is by sheer word of mouth. "A Kamal Haasan film hasn't seen this kind of a mammoth success in a long time. Perhaps, such magic happened during the 80s when Sakalakalavallavan was released in theatres, which was met with an enthusiastic response from the audience," he says.
Further, the film has performanced quite well in Kerala; earning more than Rs 30 crore, thus far.
The entire team of Vikram is floored by the audience's reception. Last week, Kamal Haasan met the press in Chennai and said he’s thrilled with the response to the film. He said that the success will only motivate them to work harder on their next collaboration. He thanked actor Suriya for accepting the offer to play a 10-minute cameo in the movie.
Meanwhile, superstar Chiranjeevi hosted a dinner for Kamal Haasan at his residence to celebrate the success of his latest film Vikram past weekend and Bollywood star Salman Khan was present, too.
In an interview with the Hindu, Lokesh Kanagaraj had said the initial pressure he had was to meet the expectation of fans. "Making a film with Kamal sir wasn’t an easy task, although I am a fanboy!"
The actual pressure, he added, was to impress Kamal Haasan with his writing because he hasn’t done a movie close to six years (discounting Vishwaroopam 2 which was shot before.) "I was sure he would be particular about a weighty script. In fact, he was so keen on the language and diction that I wanted to live up to his standard," Lokesh said.