Shankar-Vijay multi-starrer Nanban is releasing huge today (Jan 12) worldwide.
In Tamil Nadu, for the first two days according to an industry estimate, the film is likely to be screened in 500 to 550 screens.
Nanban is the first of the Pongal releases. It gets a two day solo release advantage on January 12 and 13, as the next biggie Vettai is due only on January 14.
The film is releasing in Chennai city in approximately 50 screens, while in Coimbatore almost every single screen has been taken up by Nanban for the first two days.
In rural Tamil Nadu, they may play the extra fifth show in single screens, early in the morning.
All this has the potential to make Nanban the biggest single day opening due large number of screens.