Chimbu Deven directorial starring Ilayathalapathy Vijay titled Puli was released on last Thursday and unfortunately got negative word of mouth from all over. The flick had come with lots of hype and expectation but failed to rise up to the task of satisfying the viewers. The pre-release issue around the film also affected it in a financial way as they had to cancel all fans shows and special shows on the day of its release as well. Even after all this issues the film had showed the power of Vijay at box office in its first 3 days.
As per unofficial reports from trade guides of South India, the film had collected above 30.5 crore in just 3 days from India alone. The total worldwide collection is not available right now but it will be updated soon as we get it. After the first day which generated negative word of mouth the film showed a drop in collection. But the second day collection was fairly good as well because of the National Holiday due to Gandhi Jayanti. But third day again showed another drop. From its 3rd day (Saturday) it had grossed around 10.20 crore from India.
The flick has been doing great in Tamilnadu box office even after the negative word of mouth and that is the reason behind its strong gross even after it experienced a considerable drop all over India. The flick has been doing great in overseas market too with the great welcome it had got in markets like US, France, UK and Malaysia positively affecting the gross. As per trade guides the 2 day gross of the film from overseas market may be around 10 crore and the total gross from outside India will be updated on Monday after adding the weekend collection of the film.
In North India where the film is released in Hindi as of now has grossed around 2 crore and Akshay Kumar’s Singh is Bling is ruling the North India like a boss. Bahubali had collected rupees 37 crore from India in 3 days and Puli got left behind by a fair margin. Now we have to see how the flick will perform in the box office after the weekend even with the not so positive response it received from the audience.