The much anticipated Tamil film ‘Varisu’ starring Thalapathy Vijay has been released in cinemas and doing very well at the box office. It is a family entertainer directed by Vamshi Padipally and produced by Dil Raju and Sirish under the banners Sri Venkateswara Creations and PVP Cinemas.
The film was issued a ‘U’ certificate by the censor board with an approved runtime of 2hr 50min or 170 minutes. The fans of Thalapathy are celebrating the film like a festival which is evident from its earnings at the box office.
Varisu Budget and Screen Counts
‘Varisu’ is said to be made on a budget of 200 Cr+ and reportedly Vijay has charged Rs 120 Cr as his salary. As per the reports, Varisu has occupied around 500 screens in Tamil Nadu. The reason for low screen counts in the home market is because of its clash with another biggie Thunivu.
Varisu Hindi and Telugu Version Release Date
The Telugu dub version of the movie is titled ‘Vaarasudu’ which was released in cinemas on Jan 14. On the other, the Hindi dub version of the movie was out on Jan 13th.
Varisu-Hindi faced a clash with Arjun Kapoor starrer Kuttey at the box office in the north market. Both the dubbed versions of Varisu are doing well at the box office, especially the Telugu version.
‘Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ is facing a box office clash with Ajith’s ‘Thunivu’ and it is considered one of the biggest clashes of the year as both are big stars in the Tamil film industry.
So far, the competition is neck to neck with both grossing over the 100 Cr mark at the box office.
Varisu Crosses 100 Cr WW
As per a report on Sacnilk.com, Varisu has crossed the 100 Cr worldwide mark on day 4 (Sat), the total 4 days earnings of the film stand at Rs 119 Cr gross worldwide which consists of Rs 77 Cr in the domestic market and Rs 42 Cr overseas.
Following the report, it is faring very well in the overseas market.
Varisu Box Office Collection Day 5
‘Varisu’ is expected to show a growth of 5-6% in its collections given the film has witnessed a huge occupancy rate of 74.52% in Tamil on Sun.
As per the trade estimations, it collected Rs 18.5-19.6 Cr nett (6.68%) on day 5 (Sun) to take the total five days’ earnings to a little below 86.25 Cr nett in India.
Varisu Box Office Collection(India): Day 1- Rs 26.7 Cr nett ( Rs 31.2Cr gross), Day 2- Rs 11.55 Cr nett (Rs 13.5 Cr gross), Day 3- Rs 10 Cr nett (Rs 11.85 Cr gross), Day 4- Rs 18.4 Cr nett (Rs 21.55 Cr gross), Day 5- Rs 19 Cr nett**(early estimates).
With the day 5 earnings, ‘Varisu’ worldwide gross collection will reach the vicinity of 150 Cr gross. From here, it will have to show a good hold on the weekdays to enter into the profit zone. As it still needs Rs 110-120 crores gross to complete its break even.
All About Varisu
As per the reports, the break-even target for Varisu is valued at 139 Cr. That means, it will have to recover over 139 crores shares (Rs 265 Cr Gross) to enter into the profit zone. The break-even target for its Telugu version is valued at 15 Cr shares for the two Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
The film stars Vijay in the main lead and Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead opposite Vijay. It also has R. Sarathkumar, Prakash Raj, Prabhu, Yogi Babu, Shaam in the key roles. It is directed by the blockbuster Maharshi fame Vamshi Padipally.