Mani Ratnam’s historical epic earns Rs 464.09 crore worldwide


The Mani Ratnam-directed Tamil historical epic Ponniyin Selvan 1 or Ponniyin Selvan Part 1 is now a smashing box office hit. Even in its third week, the film—which also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Chiyaan Vikram, Jayam Ravi, Karthi, and Trisha—continues to draw big crowds to theatres. 

The movie is getting closer to the Rs 500 crore mark right now. As of yesterday, the movie has a global take of Rs. 464.09 crore, claims trade expert Manobala Vijayabalan. 

Taking to Twitter he wrote, “#PonniyinSelvan WW Box Office. Week 1 – ₹ 308.59 cr. Week 2 – ₹ 107.35 cr, Week 3, Day 1 – ₹ 6.76 cr, Day 2 – ₹ 12.80 cr, Day 3 – ₹ 15.68 cr, Day 4 – ₹ 5.07 cr, Day 5 – ₹ 4.23 cr, Day 6 – ₹ 3.61 cr, Total – ₹ 464.09 cr, #PonniyinSelvan1.” 

Check out the tweet here: 

For those who are unaware, on its seventeenth day of release, the movie broke another milestone at the box office by becoming the first Kollywood film to gross more than Rs 200 crore in Tamil Nadu.  

Trade analyst Manobala Vijayabalan took to his Twitter on Sunday, October 16, and shared the box-office update as he tweeted, “#PonniyinSelvan ZOOMS past ₹200 cr milestone at the TN BO today[17th Day]. First ever film in the history of Kollywood to achieve this GIGANTIC feat.” 

The film has already become the second highest-grossing Tamil movie worldwide after it crossed the lifetime earnings of Kamal Haasan, Fahadh Faasil, and Vijay Sethupati starrer Vikram at the global box office. 

READ: Ponniyin Selvan box office collection: Mani Ratnam’s historical epic breaches Rs 450 crore mark worldwide

The A. R. Rahman musical is adapted from Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel of the same name, which was based on the war of succession in one of the strongest dynasties in the world – the Cholas. Several artists such as M. G. Ramachandran, Kamal Haasan, and Rajinikanth tried to adapt the novel into a film in the last six decades, and finally, Mani Ratnam succeeded in his endeavour.  

The multi-starrer is running in packed theaters around the world and is being applauded for its masterful storytelling, visual spectacle, amazing performances, captivating plot, massive star cast, exceptional music, and brilliant cinematography. Ponniyin Selvan II or Ponniyin Selvan Part 2 will be released next year in 2023, as revealed in the closing credits.  




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