Box office records in Tamil Nadu

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The highest grossing films, worldwide


All figures are gross

2.0 ₹800 crore

Jailer ₹605 crore

Ponniyin Selvan 1 ₹482.70 crore

Vikram ₹426 crore

Kabali ₹400 crore (est.)

The highest-grossing films of individual stars

Ajith Kumar/ Thala Ajith

His 5 highest-grossing films at the worldwide box office

Viswasam (2019) ₹205 crore

Thunivu (2023) ₹200.14 crore (likely to increase)

Vivegam (2017) ₹166 crore

Valimai (2022) ₹165 crore

Nerkonda Paarvai (2019) ₹126.80 crore


See the page Rajinikanth fpr the box office performance of all his films

Vijay Joseph/ Thalapathy

His 5 highest-grossing films in India

Varisu (2023) ₹178 crore

Bigil (2019) ₹171.90 crore

Master (2021) ₹154 crore

Mersal (2017) ₹147.60 crore

Sarkar (2018) ₹142 crore

Opening day records, Tamil/ Southern films

"Baahubali" (2015) was the biggest earning south Indian film on the opening day.Bãhubali: The Beginning created Indian national history by earning Rs50 crore on Day 1, Rs.153 crore in its First Weekend and an estimated Rs 255 crore gross (net: Rs 185.69 crore) in its first week worldwide. It, thus, set new records for the Day 1, First Weekend and First Week collections of an Indian film in any language.

Worldwide, including India

Bahubali: The Beginning (2015): Rs50 crore

"Lingaa": Rs.22 crore

"I": Rs.20 crore.

In Tamil Nadu alone

Kabali Rs. 21.5 crore

Vedalam Rs. 15.5 crore (on Diwali 2015)

USA/ Canada

Kabali: $1,317,288 by 4 pm EST (Bahubali: The Beginning (2015) $ 1,360,201 Telugu + $ 10,850 Tamil + more from the Hindi-Urdu version; total US first day collection= $1,382,076 . Sultan (2016) brought in $786,194.)

First weekend

Kabali Rs. 46.5 crore

Lingaa Rs. 31.7 crore

Fastest Rs. 50 crore grosser in Tamil Nadu

Kabali: in four days

Theri: in seven days.

Vedalam: in seven days.

Selected lifetime totals in Chennai

I: Rs.9.68 crore

Kaththi (2014) Rs.7.83 crore

Lingaa Rs.6.78 crore

Baahubali: Rs.6.69 crore (Tamil+Telugu) (After 24 days) (Chennai, excluding Chengalpet territory)

Velaiyilla Pattathari Rs.6.66 crore

Kanchana 2 (2015): Rs.6.27 crore

Veeram Rs.6.14 crore

Yennai Arindhaal: Rs. 5.72 crore

Jilla Rs.5.68 crore

Papanasam (2015): Rs. 4.32 crore by the end of 5th weekend (till Aug 2, 2015)

Massu (2015): Rs. 4.1 crore

Prakash Upadhyaya, IBTimes

Sources include

Prakash Upadhyaya, IBTimes

See also

Box office records of Hindi-Urdu films

Box office records in Tamil Nadu

Telugu cinema: list of all-time hits

Tamil cinema: list of all-time hits

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