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Rajni's Sivaji storms Britain box office

entertainment Updated: Jun 21, 2007 14:56 IST

The charisma of one man, Rajnikant, has helped Tamil movie Sivaji: The Boss overtake Hollywood biggies like Fantastic Four, Ocean's 13 and Pirates of the Caribbean - At World's End at the box office in Britain last weekend, according to trade data.

Sivaji has collected Rs13.6 million in its opening weekend in Britain, proving yet again that the popularity of the south Indian actor is well beyond the Indian territory.

The film, which shows iconic Rajnikant, 57, wooing and dancing with an actress almost half his age, has been lapped up by the audience who would not want to miss the superstar's antics.

Sivaji, which is being shown only in 12 screens in Britain, has fetched one of the biggest starting collections ever in the island and has put to shame the much hyped Yash Raj film Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, which has only collected nearly Rs 23 million despite being shown in 47 screens.

The mammoth overseas earnings have come about although some pro-LTTE websites called upon the Sri Lankan diaspora to boycott the movie citing Rajnikant's previous remarks critical of the Tamil Tigers.