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Vishwaroop collects approx Rs. 7.56 crore in opening weekend

Agencies   February 04, 2013
First Published: 15:08 IST(4/2/2013) | Last Updated: 16:44 IST(4/2/2013)

Despite a huge controversy, Kamal Haasan's Vishwaroop has managed to collect Rs. 7.56 cr in its opening weekend. The controversy surrounding the film didn't seem to help the film initially. For, the Hindi version of the film opened to dull houses in the morning shows, although the occupancy was better than the remaining releases.

The break up goes like this: Fri 1.89 cr, Sat 2.47 cr, Sun 3.2 cr, tweeted Taran Adarsh, trade analyst.

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(With additional inputs)

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