Dasavatharam was released in USA with a big bang of 42 prints. This was unprecedented in US movie history for south Indian films. With print sharing facility, the film was screened in 50 cities across the country.
Says Jayavel Murugan: “I am happy to be associated with this once-in-a-lifetime project called Dasavatharam and would like to thank Aascar films and Padmashree Kamal Hassan for giving me this opportunity. The film has approximately grossed $ 500,000 in its first three days.”
Murugan made it clear that the movie has “surpassed all box office collection records of any south Indian movie released in US history”.
The advance bookings for second week screening in all cities are brisk and though the film was panned by critics, it looks like people are interested to see the 10 roles that Kamal Hassan has done in the film.
UK Box office
Dasavatharam has debuted at No. 12 in the UK box-office for the week June 13 to 15. In its opening weekend, the film has collected ¬£ 1,26,747 [approx. Rs. 1.07 crores] from 19 screens. The film is an average grosser. Remember Sivaji debuted at No.8 in UK top ten?