‘Anjaan’ Box Office Collection

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Suriya’s “Anjaan” has netted more than ₹30 crore in its opening weekend at the worldwide box office, according to Indiaglitz.

Despite receiving negative reviews, “Anjaan” took a humongous opening owing to pre-release buzz and advance booking. The Independence Day holiday and the weekend helped the film perform well at the box office.

According to reports, the Suriya starrer has minted ₹30 crore in its first weekend itself. If it turns out to be true, then the film has surpassed the opening weekend collections of Ajith’s “Veeram” and Vijay’s “Jilla.”

In Chennai, “Anjaan” has turned out to be biggest opener of 2014 so far. The film has surpassed the opening weekend collections of biggies like Ajith’s “Veeram”, Vijay’s “Jilla”, Rajinikanth’s “Kochadaiiyaan” and Dhanush’s “Velai Illa Pattathari” (“VIP”).

The Suriya starrer reportedly grossed ₹2.35 crore from 573 tracked weekend shows, according to Behindwoods. It has outperformed the collections fetched by “Veeram” and “Jilla”, which amount to ₹1.23 crore and ₹1.32 crore, respectively.

“Anjaan” collections are also much better than “Kochadaiiyaan” (₹1.80 crore) and “VIP” (₹1.67 crore). [Note: the number of tracked shows varies for these films]

“Anjaan” has also fared well in the overseas markets. To get the details about the film’s overseas collections, click HERE.

The film has ended the first weekend on a fantastic note. Now, it remains to be seen how the action entertainer fares in the weekdays at the ticket window. Its collections might drop owing to negative feedback.

The release of “Anjaan” has affected the performance of other films like “VIP” and “Jigarthanda” as they have lost several shows to the Suriya starrer. It remains to be seen whether these films will be able to bounce back in the coming days.

Meanwhile, the makers of “Anjaan” have trimmed the film by 20 minutes as the Lingusamy directorial received flak for its lengthy runtime. The film’s runming time is now 2 hours and 30 minutes and theatres have begun screening the re-edited version.

“#Anjaan – Final cut from today – 20 minutes trimmed. 9 min 1st half + 11 min 2nd half. Now Running Time 2 hrs 30 minutes!,” entertainment industry tracker Sreedhar Pillai tweeted.

Suriya’s next with Venkat Prabhu?!

There are multiple versions doing rounds about the next film of Venkat Prabhu, post the gigantic success of this director’s last venture, Ajith-starrer ‘Mankatha’. And one of them claims he would work with Suirya for his forthcoming project, which would get soon kick-start!

“Suirya was thoroughly impressed with a one-liner narrated by Venkat Prabhu and is game for working with him. However, it may take some time for the actor to start the film, as he has to honour his earlier commitments as he is busy with Maatraan and would do a film with Hari after that,” sources say.

Venkat Prabhu’s ‘Mankatha’ is emerging the blockbuster of the year, with box-office reports claiming never-before figures. The film has been declared a super hit in all centers and is still running strong, exactly a month after its release.

Harris Jayaraj says 7am Arivu audio in July!

At a time when there is no clear indication when audios of Mankatha and Velayudham are being launched, Harris Jayaraj has thrown a googly.
Harris tweeted- “7am Arivu will be launched by end of this month”.
This has created more suspense and anxiety in the audio world. Please note Ajith’s Mankatha, Vijay’s Velayudham and Suriya’s 7am Arivu audio are being released by the market leader Sony Music.

Earlier there were reports that Mankatha audio will release on July 18 and Velayudham on July 21. But producers of both these films are silent about the launch date. Now with 7am Arivu joining the fray it will create chaos in the audio market.

An audio dealer said: “We can’t have three big ticket audios coming out from the same company within a span of a fortnight.

All three films Mankatha, Velayudham and 7am Arivu have superstars, and if their audios hit the market around the same time, it will eat into each others business and create unhealthy competition.”

Battle between Suriya and Ajith?

On one side July is going to be a most celebrated month as two movies from two bigwigs of Kollywood are hitting the screens but on the other side its going to be a battle between the fans of both the stars.
The month July is gong to witness the much awaited movies of the year Suriya’s 7am Arivu and Ajith’s Mankatha. It is known that Suriya’s 7am Arivu has completed its shoot and the team is busy with the post-production works and Computer Graphic works. Director Murugadoss is planning to release the film in the month of July.

Even Ajith’s 50th film Mankatha also wrapped up its final schedule in Hyderabad very recently and the unit has started the post-production work. Director Venkat Prabhu and producer Dhayanidhi Alagiri are in plans to bring the film on screens in July itself.

Buzz is that both the films are expected to release on a same date.

Will it be a double treat for fans and the film buffs or will it be a fight between the two most-wanted heroes of the industry?

Well let’s wait for the time to come until then stay tuned to Way2movies.com for more interesting updates of Tamil cinema!