Mersal Box Office Report: Vijay’s commercial potboiler rakes in record collections from US premiere shows

The pre-release business of Mersal has already clocked a whopping INR 150 crore making it the highest for any South Indian film, according to reports.

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Vijay’s ‘Mersal’ is hitting the screens today, October 18th, 2017 worldwide and is the much talked about film in Tamil film circles across the globe. Directed by Atlee, this mass entertainer has Vijay playing triple roles which is a first for Vijay in his career. Co-written by Baahubali writer K.V.Vijayendra Prasad, Mersal is said to have a Jallikattu connection going by the teasers and posters released by the makers. The film is all the more special for the makers, Sri Thenandal Films, since it’s their 100th film as producers. And even the before the main shows started worldwide, the premier shows in the US have already raked in huge collections for the film and these are record breaking numbers.

According to reports, Mersal has collected $300,000 from the premier shows which is the highest for a South Indian film overseas. This number is also the highest for actor Vijay in his career, previous one being ‘Bairavaa’ which stood at $241,000. The pre-release business of Mersal has already clocked a whopping INR 150 crore making it the highest for any South Indian film, according to reports. Mersal is all set to release in more than 2000 screens in just Tamil Nadu and more than 1000 screens in the rest of South Indian states.

Mersal also stars, besides Vijay, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Kajal Aggarwal and Nithya Menen as the leading ladies while SJ Suryah will be seen playing the antagonist. The music of Mersal is composed by maestro A.R.Rahman and the song ‘Aalaporan Tamizhan’ has become an anthem for Tamilians across the globe.

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