Legendary auteur Mani Ratnam’s magnum opus period drama Ponniyin Selvan 1 is off to a sensational start at the USA box office. The film raked in million dollars from its Thursday premiers and emerged as the biggest opener of 2022 and the second highest opener of all time among Tamil films. Rajinikanth’s Kabali still holds the record for highest premiers day numbers with $ 1.9 M in North America.
Ponniyin Selvan 1 generated a very strong buzz in North America before its release day due to the craze on Mani Ratnam’s films among Tamil film lovers. This has resulted in terrific pre-sales before release and solid footfalls during the premiers day. The film notched up more than a million dollars by the end of Thursday night. The film has a good chance to scream past the $ 2 Million mark by Saturday if it manages to get decent talk.
As per the current trend, the film is likely to have a good Friday ( first day) followed by a superb first weekend overall in all territories of North America. Kamal Haasan’s Vikram is the highest-grossing film of 2022 with $ 2.8 Million. So, PS1 is on track to surpass Vikram as the bookings over the weekend are very impressive.
Ponniyin Selvan 1 features an ensemble cast in the form of Trisha Krishnan, Aishwarya Rai, Karthi, Vikram Kumar and others.