The Pongal festival saw one of the biggest box office clashes in Tamil cinema as Vijay’s Varisu and Ajith Kumar’s Thunivu both released on the same day. As both movies have finished their 25-day theatrical runs, Varisu has surpassed Thunivu at the box office. Varisu’s box office collection (worldwide gross) is over 300 crore to over 250 crore.
Both movies are almost finished with their current run in theaters. Despite their differences, both have proven to be successful businesses, according to trade sources. The youngest son in the family drama Varisu, which also stars Vijay, battles his two older brothers for control of their father’s business empire.
The movie, which was also Vijay’s Telugu debut, was directed by Vamshi Paidipally and also had a Tamil and a Telugu version. In order to officially declare that the Varisu box office collection had suppressed the Rs.300 crore club internationally, The film’s creators have unveiled a poster.
This is Vijay’s second film to gross 300 crore worldwide after the action drama Bigil (2019), which was centered around football. Bigil, which was directed by Atlee, also starred Nayanthara.
Both Varisu and Thunivu saw equal release on screens in Tamil Nadu. Shows were scheduled as early as 1 A.M., so fans celebrated the release of both movies in full force by staying up all night. Ajith, producer Boney Kapoor, and director H Vinoth worked together once again on Thunivu. Manju Warrier also played a significant part in the movie.
The box office collections of Varisu at the Indian box office are as follows:
Week One – Rs. 156 crores (9 days)
Week Two – Rs. 39.75 crores
Week Three – Rs. 15 crores
4th Friday – Rs. 0.75 crores
4th Saturday – Rs. 1.10 crores
4th Sunday – Rs. 1.40 crores
Total – Rs. 214 crores
A bank is the setting for the heist action drama Thunivu. Ajith is portrayed in the movie as a villain who leads the gang that robs a bank while holding hostages.
Vijay is currently filming Leo, which will be his first collaboration with Lokesh Kanagaraj since Master. It also stars Trisha, Sanjay Dutt, Myskin, Gautam Menon, and Priya Anand. It is anticipated to be a high-octane gangster movie.
Leo was announced recently in a promotional video by the film’s creators. The team is currently filming the first schedule in Kashmir, where the promo was exclusively shot.
Vijay’s Varisu and Ajith Kumar’s Thunivu were successful box office releases, with Varisu surpassing Thunivu. Both films are profitable ventures, making them two of the biggest Tamil releases of 2023.
Both movies have received high praise from audiences and critics, with praise for the family drama, action scenes, Vijay’s performance in Varisu, and Ajith Kumar’s performance in Thunivu. Thunivu has earned over 250 crore globally, whereas Varisu’s box office collection is over 300 crore to over 250 crore. Both movies are considered important Tamil releases of 2023.