Sarkar breaks Sanju record to become Indian cinema’s highest opening day grosser in 2018
Vijay’s Sarkar is performing better than what was expected. In the domestic box office, the movie has shattered multiple records. It is already the highest opening day grosser in the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As per latest reports, the movie has surpassed Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju to become this year’s highest opener in Indian cinema. Confirming the same, Bollywood based trade analyast, Sumit Kadel has tweeted,
#SARKAR All India Net Biz- ₹ 35 cr. Yes it broke #Sanju day-1 collection record. Congratulations #Vijay @ARMurugadoss & the entire team.
It is not often that a South Indian film does bigger business than a Bollywood biggie and so it is indeed a proud moment for Tamil film industry. Distributors in all major regions are extremely pleased with the audience turn out. With the weekend coming, the movie is expected to register massive numbers at the box office.
Earlier in the day, trade expert Taran Adarsh had tweeted about the overseas numbers. His tweet reads,
Doing away with the practice of releasing a new movie on a Thursday / Friday, #Tamil biggie #Sarkar opened in #USA on Monday… And the response is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C…
Monday $ 316,627 [₹ 2.31 cr] / 152 locations
#Sarkar sets #Australia BO on 🔥🔥🔥… Although the #Tamil biggie opened in #Australia on Tuesday [working day], the response is FANTABULOUS…
Tuesday A$ 219,090 [₹ 1.16 cr] / 39 locations
This is one of the BIGGEST STARTS by an Indian film in #Australia.
Reportedly, Sarkar has grossed a whopping Rs 30 crore on the opening day in Tamil Nadu, which is a new record. In Kerala, where the actor enjoys humongous fan base, Sarkar has smashed the record of Baahubali 2 to emerge as the biggest opening day grosser. The official figures are yet to be out but trackers have informed that the existing record has been broken handsomely by a big margin.
Sarkar is a political drama directed by AR Murugadoss. Vijay plays a big shot corporate giant who due to circumstances lands in Tamil Nadu politics. The movie discusses about the importance of voting and the need for a proper governing body. Keerthy Suresh, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar and Radha Ravi star in other major roles Sun Pictures has produced the movie, which has music by the maestro AR Rahman.