Ajith Kumar’s highly anticipated spy-thriller Vivegam is smashing box-office records. Registering more than 90 per cent occupancy in theatres, Vivegam became the top-grossing film on the Ganesh Chaturthi weekend all over India, beating its Bollywood competitor, Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez-starrer A Gentleman, by a huge margin.
Vivegam has raked in phenomenal figures in Chennai, becoming the all-time highest opening film in the city. The Ajith Kumar film even beat the opening weekend collection of SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster Baahubali 2 in Chennai.
Vivegam earned a total of Rs 5.75 crore in its four-day opening weekend in the city [Thursday – Rs 1.22 crore, Friday (Ganesh Chaturthi holiday) – Rs 1.51 crore, Saturday – Rs 1.55 crore, Sunday – Rs 1.47 crore]. If the collections of the first three days are taken into account, the film earned Rs 4.28 crore, overtaking Baahubali 2, which earned Rs 3.24 crore in its opening weekend in Chennai.
Vivegam had a fantastic opening in the overseas market as well, and raked in $455,000 in the US, as of Sunday evening. The film tracks the life story of an Interpol officer (Ajith Kumar) and the set of events that has happened in his life, and also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Vivek Oberoi and Akshara Haasan in important roles.