Ponniyin Selvan I box office day 1 collection: Mani Ratnam film earns 80 cr, becomes best opening Tamil movie of 2022

Published on Oct 01, 2022 12:16 PM IST

Ponniyin Selvan I box office: Mani Ratnam's period drama starring Karthi, Vikram, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha Krishnan, and Jayam Ravi, has registered the best opening day by a Tamil film this year.

Ponniyin Selvan I stars Aishwarya Rai and Vikram among others.
Ponniyin Selvan I stars Aishwarya Rai and Vikram among others.

Mani Ratnam's epic period drama, Ponniyin Selvan I, finally opened in theatres on Friday to a thunderous welcome. As per the makers, the film has made around 80 crore gross worldwide on its opening day. This makes the film has registered the best worldwide opening by any Tamil film this year, beating the likes of Vikram and Valimai. Also read: Ponniyin Selvan I box office prediction: Mani Ratnam film set for 60 crore opening

Early estimates suggest the film made around 20 crore nett in Tamil Nadu, while the Hindi version netted around 2 crore. It has made an additional 16-18 crore in the rest of the country from its Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada versions, for a total pan-India first day nett collection of 40 crore. The gross collection figure for the film pan-India is 47 crore.

In addition, the film has done record numbers overseas as well, grossing over 30 crore in the international market, taking its worldwide day one gross to 80 crore. The number is comfortably higher than Kamal Haasan's Vikram ( 54 crore) and Ajith's Valimai ( 50 crore), making PS1 the best-opening Tamil film this year. Trade experts are predicting the film to cross 200 crore globally in its opening weekend itself.

Ponniyin Selvan I is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy's 1955 novel of the same name, which tells a fictionalised account of the early life of Arulmozhivarman (Ponniyin Selvan), who would become the Chola emperor Rajaraja I (947–1014). The film will be followed by the second part next year.

The film stars Jayam Ravi in the title role, with Vikram, Karthi, Aishwarya Rai, Trisha Krishnan, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Prakash Raj, and Sobhita Dulipala also featuring. The film has opened to critical acclaim with special praise for Mani Ratnam's direction, Aishwarya Rai's performance, and AR Rahman's musical score.

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