Suriya’s ‘Anjaan’ earns 15.03 crore

Opened with a mixed review, ‘Anjaan’ had a bumper box-office collection in the opening day. It minted 15.03 crore in the opening day suppressing the collections of Dhanush's ‘Velai Illa Pattathari’ ("VIP") in key overseas markets. 

In the south Indian market, ‘Anjaan’ off to a flying start. It mints10 crore in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka on the first day of its release. It also performed well in at the AP/Nizam box office. The overseas collection was also awesome.

"Tamil film #Anjaan – USA: Thu $ 46,525, Fri $ 59,694, Sat $ 38,786. Total: $ 145,005 [Rs 88.41 lacs]. Source: Rentrak," according to film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh. The film is expected to cross the $200K mark soon.

"Anjaan" has grossed over ?67 lakh and more than 48 lakh in two days at the UK and Australia box office, respectively. "Tamil film #Anjaan - UK: Fri £ 41,133, Sat £ 25,215. Total: £ 66,348 [Rs 67.54 lacs]. Note: Some screens yet to report. Source: Rentrak," Adarsh tweeted. "Tamil film #Anjaan - Australia: Fri A$ 40,150, Sat A$ 45,626. Total: A$ 85,776 [Rs 48.76 lacs]. Source: Rentrak," he added.

It collected 15.03 crore on day one."Thanks to the extremely good pre-release buzz and advanced bookings, `Anjaan` has managed to register very good opening of Rs. 15.03 in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka put together. It is expected to close the opening weekend with very good number," trade analyst Trinath told IANS.

But the film may not have a successful run at the ticket window, he says.

"The film is not expected to draw audiences to cinemas after the first week. Since tickets were sold out in most of the cinemas for the first four days even before its release, the film managed to run to houseful shows," Trinath said.

"But since the film has been panned by everybody, it`s very likely to be removed from cinemas in two weeks," he added.

Directed by Lingusamy and produced the film along with UTV Motion Pictures ‘Anjaan’ has been dubbed and released in Telugu as ‘Sikandar’.

Apart from Suriya, the film also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Vidyut Jammwal, Manoj Bajpayee, Dalip Tahil and Murali Sharma in the pivotal roles.