Vikram box office: Kamal Haasan star emerges as highest-grossing film of all time in Tamil Nadu

In its latest feat, Kamal Haasan’s starring action-thriller Vikram has crossed the 150 crores in its collection at the Tamil Nadu box office, becoming the highest-grossing film to ever rule the theaters in the southern state.

Vikram, a high-octane action entertainment film starring Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles, overtook the blockbuster film SS Rajamouli Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in the collection at box- office.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, a Telegu film, had won 146 crore in Tamil Nadu when released in 2017, as opposed to Vikram’s 150 crores.

Film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted #Vikram to cross #Viswasam and #Baahubali2 TN Gross to soon reach number 1 all-time TN Grosser” on Friday.

Reports had stated that the film earned over 125 crores by Friday and it was certain to cross the Baahubali 2 figure by Saturday.

Vikram had already taken the spot of Tamil Nadu’s top-grossing film this year, when it overtook Beast’s collection of 119 crores.

Apart from Beast star superstar Yash, the highly anticipated sequel to KGF:1, the Kannada movie KGF: Chapter 2, had also grossed more than 100 crore in Tamil Nadu.

Globally, Vikram has crossed the 350 crore mark, with about 100 crore collections in overseas market.

Vikram is now ranked second in the list of highest-grossing Tamil films of all time, only behind Rajinikanth’s 2018 blockbuster 2.0, which won 655 crore worldwide.

Vikram became Tamil Nadu’s highest-grossing Kollywood film on June 10, overtaking Master, with 142.25 crore approx. The Collected Movie 44.25 crores in its second week in the state, which is the first time a film has crossed 40 crores in the state, the best precedent being 38.10 crore from Baahubali 2.

Vikram also stars Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil and is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. One of the film’s highlights is Suriya’s explosive five-minute role in Rolex. Kalidas Jayaram, Narain, Vasanthi, Gayathrie and Santhana Bharathi were seen in supporting roles.

The film is set in the same universe as director Kaithi’s previous film and is also tied to Kamal Haasan’s 1986 film, also titled Vikram. The film sets up a larger universe of interconnected films, which will continue with Kaithi 2 and Vikram 2. It also features Suriya – appearing in a cameo – as the franchise’s main villain. No release date for Kaithi 2 or Vikram 2 has yet been announced.

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