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Vijay-starrer shatters Viswasam record, but fails to beat Sarkar record

Bigil first day box office collection

Vijay’s Bigil, which hit the screens on Friday, 25 October, is off to a great start at the box office in Tamil Nadu. After releasing to a huge hype, the AGS Entertainment-funded movie has got stupendous opening as it shatters the first-day records of Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth’s Petta in the state.

The early estimation coming from the trade say that Bigil has minted over Rs 22 crore on the first day at the Tamil Nadu box office and made a business of Rs 1.80 crore in Chennai. It means the Atlee Kumar-directorial has become the biggest opener of 2019, beating the records of Ajith Kumar’s Viswasam (Rs 14 crore) and Rajinikanth’s Petta (Rs 13+ crore).

However, Bigil has failed to shatter the first-day record of Vijay’s previous best of Rs 31.5 crore, set by Sarkar in Tamil Nadu and also it has failed to surpassthe record of Mersal, which had collected Rs 24.8 crore in Diwali 2017.

Here are the top five grosser at TN Box Office before Bigil
Sarkar:Rs 31.5 crore
Mersal:Rs 24.8 crore
Kabali:Rs 21.5 crore
2.0:Rs 18 crore
Vedalam:Rs 15.5 crore

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