Raghava Lawrence’s third installment of horror franchise, Kanchana 2 is turning out to be a money spinner as summer of 2015 started on a bright note. First Studio Green's Karthi starrer Komban became a hit and it was followed by Mani Ratnam's OK Kanmani. The trade is delighted over the tremendous box office collection of both April 17 releases.
Sri Thenandal Films Kanchana 2 is a massive blockbuster in the making . The film has grossed approximately Rs 17.5 crs in its opening weekend in Tamil Nadu, which is star like opening for a Raghavendra Lawrence film. In Karnataka, the film has netted 1.55 crs and in Kerala, the film has netted Rs 88 Lakhs. In North India too, the film has become an unexpected victory for its buyers as it has grossed nearly 22 lakhs in its opening weekend.
The number of screens and show times for the film has been increased in various territories across Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
Kanchana 2 is also doing massive collections at the Malaysian box office as it has attracted the mass Tamil crowd.
Overseas advantage for OK Kanmani, a hit for Mani Ratnam
Mani Ratnam’s O Kadhal Kanmani or OK Kanmani is the current favorite among the elite overseas crowd and the film is doing extra-ordinary business in the trade belts of USA, Australia, UK and UAE.
The Tamil version of the film has approximately grossed 2.76 crs in its opening weekend at USA while the Telugu version has grossed 1.40 crs. Altogether the USA collection of the film is approximately 4.16 crs which also includes the Thursday premiere report.
In Australia, OK Kanmani has grossed Rs 50.82 lakhs and in UK the film has grossed 46.62 lakhs. In Tamil Nadu, OK Kanmani has grossed nearly 6.30 cr in its opening weekend.
Going by the opening weekend numbers and the budget involved in the film, trade predictions say that the film will become a profitable venture for all the parties involved.
On Monday evening Mani Ratnam thanked the media for the great support and positive reviews they have given for OK Kanmani-----------------------------