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Behindwoods contacted Cine Galaxy regarding the opening of Theri, they told us,
Theri is Vijay’s highest premiere record and it also happens to be a non-Rajini film opening record. Theri’s premiere day collection has crossed Puli’s total gross in Chennai. Theri has also crossed Vedalam’s total gross on day 1 (Premiere and release day collections).
Sources say Theri will be the highest first day collecting film other than Enthiran tax free n the extra show due to holiday helped #Mukesh— Skycinemas (@skycinemas) April 15, 2016
#Theri Fantastic opening across TN & terrific pressure 4 tickets at Chennai Multiplexes due to no show at suburbs. Humongous weekend ahead!— Kannan (@TFU_Kannan) April 15, 2016
Theri:A new record for non-Rajini Tamil films in USA
Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s Theri has created a new record for non-Rajini Tamil films in USA. The premiere collection for the film in North America and Canada is $251k (approx 1.5cr). Till now among Tamil films, only Rajinikanth’s Endhiran and Lingaa have crossed 250k$ mark in the premiere opening.
Interesting fact is that Theri has surpassed the life time US box office collection of Vijay’s previous film Puli with its premiere opening itself. Also, early estimates from Tamil Nadu trade indicate that Theri is the best day one opening in Ilayathalapathy’s career and if Chengalpattu theaters have screened the film with early morning shows, the film would have created a new record.
Vijay’s ‘Theri’ off to a flyer in the US
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil superstar’s Vijay’s latest outing “Theri” has registered a record opening of $251,123 from premiere shows in US, making it the third best after Rajinikanth’s “Enthiran” and “Lingaa”.
Buoyed by the response, the film’s North America distributor CineGalaxy Inc feels the film is the perfect New Year gift for audiences.
Atlee-directed “Theri” released worldwide on Thursday on the occasion of Tamil New Year, while it had its USA premiere on Wednesday.
In an official statement, the distributor revealed that the film minted $251,123 from Wednesday premieres in USA.
The film, which is about the relationship between a former police officer and his daughter, also stars Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Amy Jackson.
Vijay sets benchmark with Theri premiere collections in the US
After a long wait as Theri finally releases, the audience in USA have lapped it up big time! Yes, the film has made record collections of $251,123for the premieres from 143 locations, just third in line after Rajinikanth’s Lingaa and Endhiran.
This has been Vijay’s most awaited film till date and has proved to be a pakka commercial film which is being received very well by the audiences, especially they are looking at this as the perfect gift for this Tamil New Year.
CineGalaxy Inc., the prime distributors of Indian cinema overseas has given the film a grand release and the weekend ahead is just going to soar. CineGalaxy Inc., which has earlier associated with superhit Telugu films like Manam, Bhale Bhale Magadivoi and Nannaku Prematho among several others, is glad to be associating with Theri.
Also, the distribution company is excited about their upcoming summer releases Suriya and Samantha-starrer “24” and Rajinikanth’s “Kabali”. Stay tuned for updates.