Thalapathy Vijay’s latest film Master Counties gives distributors and exhibitors across the country reasons to smile. A week after its release, the film is still attracting large crowds in Tamil Nadu. And the film also brings box office cheers in neighboring states, including Karnataka, Kerala, and the Telugu states.
However, the producers have remained excited about the entire collection so far. However, some unconfirmed reports put the film’s first collection in India at 140 rupees in the first week. While film distributor Tirupur Subramaniam refused to talk about Master’s cash register collection in hard numbers, it simply said the public’s response exceeded expectations.
He noted that a lot of Tamil films are now being released, courtesy of Master, given the newfound energy at the box office.
AndhraBoxOffice.com tweeted that Master sold 100 rupees worth of tickets in the first seven days in Tamil Nadu alone. It’s worth noting that the filmmakers added additional shows to compensate for the 50 percent occupancy.
What pandemic? #Master @actorvijay Generates sensation !. Contributions 1st week gross of over 100 Cr in Tamilnadu alone !. No other star, including Rajini, has achieved this in the past. Vijays #Sarkar & #Bigil did similar business. (100% capacity in individual screens). pic.twitter.com/0TxHk948W8
– AndhraBoxOffice.Com (@AndhraBoxOffice) January 20, 2021
Master’s gross collection in Telugu is 22 billion rupees, which is Vijay’s best collection in the first week in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The distribution rights to the Telugu version of the film were reportedly sold for Rs 7.5 billion.
The film also continues its bullish theatrical run in Kerala, where Vijay has a huge fan base on par with Mohanlal and Mammootty. So it’s safe to say that the film is a great success there.
The master has received a decent response even in theaters in the north Indian pockets. “From Christmas on, socialmediagossips went to theaters with Wonder Woman. Since then, the best occupancy I’ve seen is for Master, ”said exhibitor Akshaye Rathi, who owns a chain of cinemas in Maharashtra and Chattisgarh.
He noted that the collection for Masters in the Hindi heartland may not seem that large compared to South Indian markets, but Master has made a very good start to Vijay in North India.
Master’s success has given other filmmakers the much-needed confidence to help clear the backlog of big films in theaters.