Suriya's Anjaan which carries pre dominantly negative reports has taken a gargantuan opening on Independence Day (August 15). Anjaan is said to have netted around 11.5 Crore, which is phenomenal by any yardstick.
The Telugu version Sikander is also reported to have grossed nearly Rs 4 Crore on day one of its release. As per trade sources, Anjaan got one of the biggest openings for a Tamil film in recent times. In Kerala, the film which opened in 165 screens took a thundering opening.
Anjaan released and Sikander together released in over 1500 screens worldwide. The film which was torn on social media on release day has opened huge thanks to Suriya's star power and aggresive promotions.
Said a beaming Lingusamy to sify.com :â€ť I made a film for the audiences and they seem to have loved it. I thank them all, or else, this kind of opening would not have been possible. â€ś
A press release from Thirrupathy Brothers reads- "The authorised trade reports claim that the film has a made a huge collection of Rs. 11.5 Crores on the opening day in Tamil Nadu alone.
The magic of Anjaan doesn't just stop with this, but takes a leap in box office of many countries. The film collected Rs. 22.82Lacs on Friday in Australia. This is the first ever highest screen average collection on Friday in this country.
Apparently, United Kingdom is no exception as a big collection of Rs. 41.59Lacs has been made on Friday and still collection reports from 7-10 theatres are pending. With such a grand opening across the globe, the film is sure to set a new box office record in a short span of time."