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‘Ponniyin Selvan- I’ had a grand opening on the first day! Check the box office collection

The historic epic drama ‘Ponniyin Selvan-I’, directed by Mani Ratnam, opened to huge expectations. According to trade reports, PS1 recorded the third biggest opening in Tamil Nadu this year and the biggest opening for a Tamil film worldwide. Reportedly, the Hindi version of the movie made a gross of Rs 1.5 crore at the box office.

According to trade expert Manobala Vijayabalan, Ponniyin Selvan 1 witnessed a box office collection of Rs 25.86 crore in Tamil Nadu on day 1. Taking to his Twitter, Vijayabalan updated the numbers and wrote, “#PonniyinSelvan part 1 is off to a FANTASTIC start at the box office. The film has grossed ₹25.86 cr on Day 1 in the state. 3rd BIGGEST opener of the year.”

For the worldwide collection, film trade analyst Ramesh Bala tweeted PS1 has already surpassed the $2 million collection in the US. “#PS1 takes the Biggest Day 1 opening for a Tamil movie at the WW Box office for 2022.” Adding, “#PS1 becomes the first Tamil Movie to do back-to-back $1 Million per day (Sep 29th and 30th) in USA.”

Talking about the Malayalam version, Mani Ratnam’s ‘Ponniyn Selvan’ reportedly made a gross of Rs 2.5 crore in Kerala.

The film is based on Kalki Krishnamurthy’s 1955 novel, the much-anticipated Tamil historical drama chronicles the story of the early days of Arulmozhivarman, a powerful king of the south who went on to become the great Chola emperor Rajaraja Chola I.

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